Academic Advisor (College/University) Salary
|Salary||$32,454 - $55,560|
|Total Pay (||$31,946 - $55,395|
|Hourly Rate||$14.09 - $25.31|
|Overtime||$5.15 - $34.90|
|Total Pay (||$31,946 - $55,395|
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)
For College Academic Advisors, progressing to an University Assistant Dean of Students role may result in a significant raise. On average, an University Assistant Dean of Students can earn $62K annually. College Academic Advisors most often move into Academic Advisor or Student Services Coordinator roles. However, the former pays $2K less on average, and the latter pays $4K less.
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Popular Skills for Academic Advisor (College/University)
College Academic Advisors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Program Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Program Management and Spanish Language are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 4 percent and 21 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Academic Advising, Event Planning, and Project Management. Those educated in Counseling tend to be well versed in 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.
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