The average pay for an Admissions Director is $54,485 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.

$36,556 - $82,314
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MEDIAN: $54,484
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$14.87 - $25.81
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,556 - $82,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$35,172 - $82,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 508
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $25.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$35,172 - $82,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,980

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Experience Affects Admissions Director Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 91%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%



Customer Service
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Sales
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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