Academic Advisor (College/University) Salary (United States)

An Academic Advisor (College/University) earns an average salary of $38,924 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Academic Advisor (College/University) Total Pay (?
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$29,732 - $50,632
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $38,924
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Academic Advisor (College/University) Total Pay (?
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$12.47 - $23.08
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,732 - $50,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,185  
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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$29,491 - $50,669  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $23.08  
   
Overtime
$11.02 - $33.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,185  
   
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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$29,491 - $50,669  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,149
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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
  • Assist students in understanding and reaching degree requirements.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initiate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
  • Provide outreach to students in danger of not completing degree requirements and identify at-risk scenarios.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assist in course registration and planning.

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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.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 31%
Seattle
up arrow 24%
Los Angeles
up arrow 23%
Washington
up arrow 17%
New York
up arrow 13%
Boston
up arrow 10%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
National Average
$39,000
Phoenix
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Academic Advisor (College/University) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Academic Advisor (College/University) Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 2%
National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 368 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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