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

An Academic Advisor (College/University) earns an average salary of $38,626 per year. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Academic Advisor (College/University) Total Pay (?
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$29,713 - $50,265
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MEDIAN: $38,626
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Academic Advisor (College/University) Total Pay (?
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$12.27 - $22.42
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,713 - $50,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,270  
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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$29,400 - $50,170  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $22.42  
   
Overtime
$11.02 - $31.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,270  
   
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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$29,400 - $50,170  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,201
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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 33%
Los Angeles
up arrow 21%
Washington
up arrow 17%
New York
up arrow 14%
Denver
up arrow 13%
Baltimore
up arrow 13%
Chicago
up arrow 8%
Boston
up arrow 8%
Seattle
up arrow 7%
St. Louis
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National Average
$38,000
Phoenix
up arrow 6%
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Experience Affects Academic Advisor (College/University) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Academic Advisor (College/University) Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%
Financial Advisor
up arrow 9%
Customer Service
up arrow 3%
National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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