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.
|Salary||$29,324 - $48,365|
|Bonus||$500 - $10,174|
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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).)
|$28,976 - $49,040|
|Hourly Rate||$12.31 - $23.35|
|Overtime||$19.13 - $41.64|
|Bonus||$500 - $10,174|
|Total Pay (||$28,976 - $49,040|
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.Read More...
The admissions counselor position generally requires at least a small amount of travel, though travel could comprise a much larger percentage of the schedule for a counselor who works for a smaller school (and thus has a larger territory in which they must conduct recruitment activities). In addition, admissions counselors generally need to be able to create and deliver convincing presentations, as well as be efficient at tracking and communicating with a large number of potential students at any given time.
Roughly half of the work performed by most admissions counselors is desk work consisting of such activities as communicating with students via email, and preparing reports about their recruitment activities. The other half comprises a physical component, so the prospective employee needs to be able to meet the physical demands of activities such as travel, campus tours, and being able to set up and tear down booths at college fairs.
Most schools require a minimum of a bachelor's degree, and many prefer previous experience in a similar position.
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 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.
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