The average pay for an Admissions Counselor is $35,500 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. A skill in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is associated with high pay for this job.

$28,603 - $47,522
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$29K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,500
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$11.76 - $22.33
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,603 - $47,522  
   
Bonus
$646 - $10,213  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$28,016 - $48,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $22.33  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $38.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$646 - $10,213  
   
Commission
$6,000  
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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$28,016 - $48,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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 by Experience Level for Admissions Counselor

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,543

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Experience Affects Admissions Counselor Salaries



National Average
$36,000


Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Admissions Counselor Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 12%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
0%

Counseling
0%

Public Speaking
0%

National Average
$36,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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