Academic Advisor (College/University) Salary
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|Salary||$32,564 - $54,872|
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|$32,004 - $54,831|
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|Hourly Rate||$14.12 - $25.93|
|Overtime||$5.03 - $35.76|
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Job Description for Academic Advisor (College/University)
College and university academic advisors provide key information to - and answer questions from - current and prospect students of their institution. They handle advising duties in their area of expertise or department - for example, an advisor may work in a specific department or exclusively with incoming freshmen. Academic advisors also participate in recruiting and information events aimed at current and prospective students, as well as orientation meetings. They generally work full time in an office on campus and report their progress to their department's academic manager.Read More...
One of the academic advisor's main responsibilities include answering students' questions on university procedures, class admission requirements, class content policies, and requirements for graduation. They also advise students on a variety of subjects (such as students' course load and course selection) and provide key information on scholarship opportunities. Academic advisors are also involved in the registration process and handle issues related to academic standing. They track students' progress toward degree completion, evaluate transcripts, and oversee credit transfers. They maintain academic records and complete any administrative tasks as required.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is generally required for this job. Previous experience in a counseling capacity - as well as relevant certifications - may be preferred. Academic advisors must be organized and able to multitask on a variety of project at a time. They should work well with other advisors to reach all organizational objectives, as well as work well independently with minimum supervision.
Academic Advisor (College/University) Tasks
- Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
- Assist in course registration and planning.
- Provide outreach to students in danger of not completing degree requirements and identify at-risk scenarios.
- Assist students in understanding and reaching degree requirements.
- Assess method of payment for services, initiate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
Common Career Paths for Academic Advisor (College/University)
As College Academic Advisors transition into upper-level roles such as University Assistant Dean of Students, they may see a strong upturn in salary. University Assistant Deans of Students earn $62K on average per year. Many College Academic Advisors advance into roles as Academic Advisors or Student Services Coordinators, but the median salaries are $2K lower and $4K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Academic Advisor (College/University)
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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Advisor (College/University)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
College Academic Advisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $40K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $43K. College Academic Advisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $50K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.
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