Admissions Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Admissions Director is $51,812 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Budget Management, Sales Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Strategic Marketing. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Admissions Director Total Pay (?
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$35,460 - $80,064
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MEDIAN: $51,812
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Admissions Director Total Pay (?
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$12.87 - $26.12
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,460 - $80,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,876  
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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$33,733 - $80,348  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $26.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,876  
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).
)
$33,733 - $80,348  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 546
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Job Description for Admissions Director
A director of admissions leads the admissions team at a university, college, or other postsecondary institution. They set goals for the admissions team and ensures that these goals are achieved, lead team meetings, manage department workflow, compile reports, and answer staff questions about admissions process. They also work with the university's marketing department to develop the university's branding and public image, especially for events and materials related to admissions. Aditionally, a director of admissions may meet with students during the initial weeks of the freshman experience. Interviews and meetings with students are not uncommon, and sometimes the director of admissions is asked to be involved in welcome events for new students.
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Admissions Director Tasks
  • Plan and execute the student recruitment strategy.
  • Supervise admissions representatives regarding the admissions process.
  • Develop, direct and coordinate admissions department.
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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Chicago
up arrow 23%
Houston
up arrow 21%
New York
up arrow 20%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Seattle
up arrow 3%
National Average
$51,000
Louisville
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St. Louis
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Phoenix
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Experience Affects Admissions Director Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Admissions Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 95%
Sales Management
up arrow 60%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 17%
People Management
up arrow 8%
Recruiting
up arrow 2%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%
Sales
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000
Marketing Management
up arrow 8%
Administration
up arrow 31%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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