Admissions Coordinator Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, 60 percent of Admissions Coordinators report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $35,889 annually on average. Pay generally spreads from $26,551 to $50,808 per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Admissions Coordinator Salary (?
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$28,492 - $52,304
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MEDIAN: $37,308
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Admissions Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.15 - $21.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,492 - $52,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,710  
Commission
$3,750 - $17,700  
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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$26,551 - $50,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 406
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $21.73  
   
Overtime
$7.15 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,710  
   
Commission
$3,750 - $17,700  
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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$26,551 - $50,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Healthcare Admissions Director may bring in a lot more money—an additional $10,995 annually.

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Popular Skills for Admissions Coordinator

Survey results suggest that Admissions Coordinators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Sales and Marketing Communications are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 5 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration and Data Entry. Most people who know Customer Relations also know Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Salaries increase to $38K from around $34K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $42K after 10 to 20 years. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Admissions Coordinators encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $44K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 13 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$36,000
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Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Admissions Coordinators in Indianapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other big spenders include Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Houston, top-paying cities where Admissions Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+27 percent, +19 percent, +15 percent, and +13 percent). In Baltimore, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Admissions Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Admissions Coordinator Salaries

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$36,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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