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Academic Advisor Salary (United States)

An Academic Advisor earns an average salary of $39,485 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Academic Advisor Salary (?
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$30,269 - $50,191
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MEDIAN: $39,484
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Academic Advisor Salary (?
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$10.70 - $23.98
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,269 - $50,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,545  
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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$29,801 - $50,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $23.98  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,545  
   
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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$29,801 - $50,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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.

Academic Advisor (College/University) Job Listings

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Advisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Diego
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Boston
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Philadelphia
up arrow 9%
Los Angeles
up arrow 8%
Minneapolis
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Houston
up arrow 2%
Miami
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National Average
$39,000
Columbus
up arrow 1%
Denver
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Austin
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Salt Lake City
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Tampa
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Dallas
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Academic Advisor Reviews

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

Problem Solving
up arrow 4%
Presentations
up arrow 3%
Counseling
up arrow 2%
Organizing
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Teaching
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Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Recruiting
up arrow 3%
advising
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%