Admissions Advisor (College/University) Salary

Median pay for College Admissions Advisors in the United States is around $43K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Female College Admissions Advisors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most College Admissions Advisors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,564 - $59,052
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MEDIAN: $43,331
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$14.37 - $26.02
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$0$59K
Salary $33,564 - $59,052
Bonus $0.00 - $6,082
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$31,802 - $58,136
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 215
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $14.37 - $26.02
Overtime $22.11 - $33.04
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,082
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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$31,802 - $58,136
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

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Job Description for Admissions Advisor (College/University)

College and university admissions advisors are responsible for acting as a liaison between their school and the general public. They are in charge of deploying recruiting strategies that help increase recognition for their organization. They provide the necessary information for possible admission candidates and their families so that they can make a more informed decision. They build interest, and awareness for their school using innovative materials, and offerings, work increase the number of applications the institution receives, serves as a point of contact for freshman students, and guides them through all the enrollment process. Additional tasks performed by the advisor includes developing excellent relationships with family members and prospective university members in on- and off-campus events, responding to emails pertaining to enrollment application questions, and processing paperwork as needed. They also attend college fairs, regularly review acceptance forms, and report their progress to the admissions manager in their organization.

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Admissions Advisor (College/University) Tasks

  • Respond to inquiries from prospective students.
  • Schedule and conduct presentations and workshops for prospective students.
  • Set interview appointments to determine a prospective student's interests, education/career goals and qualifications.

Common Career Paths for Admissions Advisor (College/University)


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College Admissions Advisors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as College Admissions Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $59K per year. The most common career progression for College Admissions Advisors leads to becoming an Associate Director of College Admissions, where average pay is $49K annually. However, many College Admissions Advisors also opt to become College Academic Advisors. Typically, a College Academic Advisor brings home $37K.

Admissions Advisor (College/University) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Admissions Advisor (College/University)


College Admissions Advisors fill the offices of leading firms National American University, Heald College, ECPI College of Technology, DeVry University, and Kaplan University. College Admissions Advisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Kaplan University, where the average salary comes to $46K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $24K to just $41K — but National American University offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $33K.

Popular Skills for Admissions Advisor (College/University)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Office, Sales, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Counseling, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Sales.

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

Pay by Experience for an Admissions Advisor (College/University) has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Advisor (College/University) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 216 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions 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 $48,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Admissions Advisor (College/University) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 31 salaries. An Admissions 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 $48,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,543

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

For those looking to make money, College Admissions Advisors in Charlotte enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. College Admissions Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+21 percent), Indianapolis (+13 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Milwaukee. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (10 percent lower) and Phoenix (8 percent lower).

Admissions Advisor (College/University) Reviews

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

Admissions Advisor (College/University) in Tampa:
"Today is always a great day!!"
Pros: The weather the people and the food and I met my wife here.
Cons: Sometimes the weather can get too hot and the mosquitoes can really start attacking.lol.

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Key Stats for Admissions Advisor (College/University)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Admissions Advisor (College/University) Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

Late-Career
▲13%

National Average
$43,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Admissions Advisor (College/University) Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲10%

Microsoft Office
▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$43,000


▼2%

Counseling
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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