Academic Advisor (College/University) Salary

The median pay for College Academic Advisors comes out to approximately $42K annually in the United States, but employers in New York offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $58K. College Academic Advisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+29 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,102 - $55,966
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MEDIAN: $42,126
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$13.95 - $26.66
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$0$55K
Salary $33,102 - $55,966
Bonus $750
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$32,358 - $55,966
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 509
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.95 - $26.66
Overtime $5.15 - $34.90
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $750
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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$32,358 - $55,966
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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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.

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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)


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College Academic Advisors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as University Assistant Dean of Students. The latter position pays an average of $62K annually. Many College Academic Advisors go on to become Academic Advisors or Student Services Coordinators despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $2K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Academic Advisor (College/University)


Survey results imply that College Academic Advisors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Program Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Program Management and Spanish Language are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 3 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Academic Advising, Event Planning, and Project Management. Those familiar with Counseling also tend to know advising.

Pay by Experience Level for Academic Advisor (College/University)

Pay by Experience for an Academic Advisor (College/University) has a positive trend. An entry-level Academic Advisor (College/University) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 382 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Academic Advisor (College/University) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Academic Advisor (College/University) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 91 salaries. An Academic Advisor (College/University) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,633

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Academic Advisor (College/University) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Academic Advisor (College/University)?

Academic Advisor (College/University) in Chicago:
Pros: Co-workers, giving students useful information.
Cons: Customer service.

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Key Stats for Academic Advisor (College/University)

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Academic Advisor (College/University) Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$42,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Academic Advisor (College/University) Salaries

Program Management
▲20%

Program Development
▲20%

Spanish Language
▲3%


▼0%

National Average
$42,000



advising
▼4%

Project Management
▼5%

Event Planning
▼8%

Academic Advising
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 7%
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