Admissions Counselor Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Admissions Counselor is $34,487 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Admissions Counselor Total Pay (?
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$27,638 - $45,144
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MEDIAN: $34,486
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Admissions Counselor Total Pay (?
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$10.27 - $24.29
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,638 - $45,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$26,539 - $46,473  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 674
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $24.29  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $37.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$26,539 - $46,473  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 674
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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

New York
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Washington
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Seattle
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Phoenix
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Minneapolis
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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

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Customer Service
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$35,000
Microsoft Office
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Recruiting
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
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: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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