Admissions Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Admissions Director is $52,531 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Admissions Director Total Pay (?
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$35,572 - $80,858
(Median)
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81K
MEDIAN: $52,531
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Admissions Director Total Pay (?
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$13.10 - $25.90
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,572 - $80,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,830  
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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$34,054 - $80,827  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $25.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,830  
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).
)
$34,054 - $80,827  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 594
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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 by Experience Level for Admissions Director

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
up arrow 27%
Chicago
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New York
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Milwaukee
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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National Average
$51,000
Louisville
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Admissions Director Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Admissions Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 94%
Sales
up arrow 3%
National Average
$51,000
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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