Entry-Level Admissions Advisor (College/University) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level College Admissions Advisors lies in the neighborhood of $41K per year. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Female Entry-Level College Admissions Advisors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,828 - $52,050
$32K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,959
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$13.66 - $23.12
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MEDIAN: $18.52
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$0$52K
Salary $31,828 - $52,050
Bonus $0.00 - $5,817
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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$30,350 - $51,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.66 - $23.12
Overtime $21.88 - $33.26
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,817
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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$30,350 - $51,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70

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Admissions Advisor (College/University) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Admissions Advisor (College/University)


DeVry University pays the most with a median salary of $46K, though there is little variation overall ($39K to $64K).

Offering a median salary of only $32K, National American University pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $23K to $41K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,903

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level College Admissions Advisors that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level College Admissions Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Schaumburg (+11 percent), Tampa (+6 percent), Denver (+2 percent), and San Antonio (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Milwaukee. Dallas and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 2 percent less than the median.

Admissions Advisor (College/University) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Admissions Advisor (College/University) in Burbank:
"Everything is negotiable."
The job is very demanding as the student population in accelerated business programs are adult professionals, and with that comes increased expectations. As the admissions advisor, I am the front person, I am representing the university and have to interpret the policies regarding transfer of courses, some of which may not be what they want to hear. Given the demands and high level of professional knowledge and recruitment experience required of this career, someone with an extensive background and a proven record of delivering high numbers should negotiate to receive a higher salary and benefits. Especially women, who are the most under-represented in the field of education.

Key Stats for Admissions Advisor (College/University)

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Admissions Advisor (College/University) Salaries

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National Average
$41,000


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 14%
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