Admissions Coordinator Salary

Those pursuing careers as Admissions Coordinators in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $39K annually. Pay generally varies between $27K and $53K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most Admissions Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Female Admissions Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,509 - $55,605
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,308
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$12.24 - $22.37
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,509 - $55,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,964  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$27,179 - $52,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 564
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $22.37  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $31.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,964  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$27,179 - $52,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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Job Description for Admissions Coordinator

Admissions coordinators are primarily responsible for screening individuals in a variety of medical professions, where they do intake for patients. They also keep up with the intake needs of current clients. The work includes not only deciding whether or not the individuals qualify for admission, but also the type of care that they require. Once the type of care is decided, it is the admission coordinator's duty to facilitate getting the patient access to necessary services. They work closely with administrators to provide individuals with the best options available. Admission coordinators also maintain communication between their organization and the patient's referrals and family. They are also responsible for maintaining all the documentation involved with the intake process. Admissions coordinators may also be responsible for giving walk-in and referral tours of a facility. They collect information from potential clients and direct them through the facility to give the potential clients a feel for the services provided.

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Admissions Coordinator Tasks

  • Meet with newly enrolled people to review forms and explain the enrollment and planning process.
  • Assist in all admissions special events.
  • Assist with the collection of all paperwork by responding to specific questions during the form completion process.

Common Career Paths for Admissions Coordinator


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For Admissions Coordinators, progressing to an Admissions Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Admissions Director can earn $51K annually. The most common next step for an Admissions Coordinator is to become a Healthcare Admissions Director or a Nursing Home Admissions Director. The former position pays an additional $10K per year on average, and the latter position pays $9K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Admissions Coordinator


Admissions Coordinators will find the worst pay at HCR ManorCare, where the median salary crawls in at $37K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $49K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Admissions Coordinator


Survey results show that Admissions Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Sales, Marketing Communications, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration, Data Entry, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Coordinator

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


For Admissions Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $35K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. On average, Admissions Coordinators make $42K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $44K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,944

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

Home to some of the best pay for Admissions Coordinators, Las Vegas offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Admissions Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+23 percent), Boston (+21 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), and Houston (+18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Baltimore. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Atlanta (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Admissions Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Coordinator Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Sales
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$37,000

Customer Relations
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Insurance
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Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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