Admissions Counselor Salary

An Admissions Counselor earns an average salary of $35,702 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,324 - $48,365
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$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $36,172
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$12.31 - $23.35
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MEDIAN: $17.51
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$0$49K
Salary $29,324 - $48,365
Bonus $500 - $10,174
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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$28,976 - $49,040
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 501
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.31 - $23.35
Overtime $19.13 - $41.64
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $500 - $10,174
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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$28,976 - $49,040
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116

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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

  • Respond to inquiries from prospective students.
  • Schedule and conduct presentations and workshops for prospective students.
  • Set interview appointments to determine a prospective student's interests, education/career goals and qualifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Counselor

Pay by Experience for an Admissions Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 577 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Admissions Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 36 salaries. An Admissions Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,335

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

Admissions Counselor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Admissions Counselor?

Admissions Counselor in Seattle:
"Higher Ed."
Pros: Helping people make decisions that will impact their lives.
Cons: Underpaid. Administration lacks direction.

Admissions Counselor in Joliet:
"Medium-high stress level, competitive, moderately flexible."
Pros: Traveling and recruiting near my home.
Cons: Pay. Reimbursement for mileage. Tuition assistance- not free. Lack of leadership and direction.

Admissions Counselor in Washington:
"Admissions."
Pros: Interactions with both current and prospective students.
Cons: Overbooked appointments with prospective students.

Admissions Counselor in Wichita:
Pros: Rewarding and important work with youth.
Cons: Pay and respect of position.

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Key Stats for Admissions Counselor

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Admissions Counselor Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$36,000

Late-Career
▼1%

▼2%

Skills That Affect Admissions Counselor Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%


▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Public Speaking
▼2%


Marketing Communications
▼5%

Event Planning
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 10%
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