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Admissions Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Admissions Director is $52,689 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Budget Management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Admissions Director Salary (?
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$35,843 - $79,891
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MEDIAN: $52,688
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Admissions Director Salary (?
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$13.44 - $25.99
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,843 - $79,891  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,041  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,440  
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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$34,435 - $79,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 575
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $25.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,440  
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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$34,435 - $79,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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.

Common Career Paths for Admissions Director

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Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
up arrow 42%
Los Angeles
up arrow 29%
Houston
up arrow 24%
New York
up arrow 20%
Chicago
up arrow 16%
Milwaukee
up arrow 13%
Philadelphia
up arrow 9%
Seattle
up arrow 7%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
National Average
$51,000
San Antonio
up arrow 7%
Louisville
up arrow 10%
Tucson
up arrow 19%
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Experience Affects Admissions Director Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Admissions Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 94%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 12%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%
Sales
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%