Academic Advisor Salary

An Academic Advisor earns an average salary of $39,497 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$30,475 - $50,109

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$11.59 - $23.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,475 - $50,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,885 - $50,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,063
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $23.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,885 - $50,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Job Description for Academic Advisor

Universities and colleges employ academic advisors to help current and incoming students make appropriate decisions regarding their education. The advisor is typically assigned to a specific university department and has a strong knowledge of all requirements for degrees offered in that department. The advisor serves as an information provider, counselor, and facilitator for students.

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Academic Advisor Tasks

  • Sustain contact with students throughout their education journey and guide them towards graduation.
  • Provide mentoring and success strategy counseling services to students.
  • Issue recommendations to the proper department for enhanced student success.
  • Advise students on potential avenues of education based on strengths and interests.
  • Assist with student enrollment and registration.

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What is it like working as an Academic Advisor?

Academic Advisor in Springfield:
"Great People."
Pros: I enjoy assisting students in figuring out "what they want to do." I also value the people I work with.
Cons: Overall morale is low.

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Experience Affects Academic Advisor Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Academic Advisor Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 6%

Problem Solving
up arrow 3%

Presentations
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

Organizing
0%

National Average
$39,000

Recruiting
up arrow 3%

advising
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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