Admissions Counselor Salary

The average pay for an Admissions Counselor is $34,917 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$28,176 - $45,915

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$10.48 - $20.96

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$28,176 - $45,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
Total Pay (?
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$27,528 - $46,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 884
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $20.96  
   
Overtime
$14.77 - $37.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
   
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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$27,528 - $46,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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.

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Experience Affects Admissions Counselor Salaries



National Average
$35,000


Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Admissions Counselor Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Sales
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
up arrow 5%

Public Speaking
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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