Admissions Director Salary

The average pay for an Admissions Director is $54,820 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.

$36,729 - $83,235
$37K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,820
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$14.75 - $25.81
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MEDIAN: $19.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,729 - $83,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,090  
Profit Sharing
$975  
Commission
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,739 - $82,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $25.81  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,090  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$975  
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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$34,739 - $82,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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

  • Develop, direct and coordinate admissions department.
  • Supervise admissions representatives regarding the admissions process.
  • Plan and execute the student recruitment strategy.

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Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Director

Pay by Experience for an Admissions Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 271 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Admissions Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 176 salaries. An Admissions Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,976

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Key Stats for Admissions Director

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Admissions Director Salaries

▲21%

▲16%

▲11%

National Average
$52,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Admissions Director Salaries

Budget Management
▲91%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲10%

▲7%



Customer Service
▲5%

National Average
$52,000

▼1%


Marketing
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%