Admissions Counselor Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Admissions Counselor is $34,554 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Full-Cycle Recruiting and Presentations.
Admissions Counselor Total Pay (?
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$27,689 - $45,040
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MEDIAN: $34,553
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Admissions Counselor Total Pay (?
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$10.23 - $24.02
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,689 - $45,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
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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$26,458 - $46,218  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 630
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $37.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
   
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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$26,458 - $46,218  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 630
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Job Description for Admissions Counselor

Admissions counselors recruit and assist prospective students of a given educational institution, generally a college or university. Among other duties, an admissions counselor must be able to plan and execute a wide range of recruitment activities, from attending college fairs to leading campus tours. Often, the admissions counselor is the first and only representative a prospective student will meet before visiting campus, so exceptional interpersonal and communications skills are essential.
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Admissions Counselor 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.

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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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San Diego
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New York
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Phoenix
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Washington
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Minneapolis
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Nashville
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Boston
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$35,000
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Experience Affects Admissions Counselor Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Admissions Counselor Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 19%
Presentations
up arrow 15%
Counseling
up arrow 3%
Sales
up arrow 1%
Customer Service
0%
National Average
$35,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%
Recruiting
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Public Speaking
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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