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. Compensation ranges from $27K on the lower end to $53K per year on the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Admissions Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (89 percent) of Admissions Coordinators who took the survey are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,509 - $55,605
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,308
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$12.24 - $22.37
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$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 (?
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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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Admissions Coordinators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Admissions Director. The latter position pays an average of $51K annually. Healthcare Admissions Directors or Nursing Home Admissions Directors are common next-step roles for Admissions Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Healthcare Admissions Directors is $10K higher on average, and it's $9K higher for Nursing Home Admissions Directors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Admissions Coordinator


HCR ManorCare doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $37K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $49K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Admissions Coordinator


Survey results imply that Admissions Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. 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. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Coordinator

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


Admissions Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. Admissions Coordinators see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,944

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

For Admissions Coordinators, Las Vegas provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than 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). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Baltimore is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. 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
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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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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