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Admissions Advisor (College/University) Salary

College Admissions Advisors in the United States can expect wages of $41K per year on average. Pay generally varies between $30K and $53K per year. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female College Admissions Advisors make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,083 - $53,808
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,578
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90%

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$13.76 - $23.07
(Median)
$14
$19
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,083 - $53,808  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,059  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$29,716 - $52,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 495
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $23.07  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $37.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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).
)
$29,716 - $52,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Admissions Advisor (College/University)


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Advancing into a College Admissions Director role seems to be a popular career move for College Admissions Advisors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $58K per year. The most common promotion for College Admissions Advisors is Associate Director of College Admissions, a position that typically pays $48K annually. Another standard transition for College Admissions Advisors seeking advancement is to assume a College Academic Advisor role, where pay is often $37K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Admissions Advisor (College/University)


Employees at DeVry University enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $48K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $38K and higher ones not far away at only $66K.

Salaries are easily beat at National American University, where median pay comes to just $35K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $29K and ending at $42K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Admissions Advisor (College/University)


College Admissions Advisors note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Sales, Recruiting, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Sales.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $45K. For College Admissions Advisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $46K on average.

Pay Difference by 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 Portland (+13 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), and Tampa (+6 percent). In Jacksonville, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Dallas and 3 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Admissions Advisor (College/University) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Advisor (College/University) Salaries

Recruiting
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Sales
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National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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