Admissions Director (College/University) Salary

College Admissions Directors in the United States take home approximately $66K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women College Admissions Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for College Admissions Directors is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,552 - $91,582

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$12.34 - $26.93

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,552 - $91,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,384  
Profit Sharing
$1,452 - $3,052  
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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$41,973 - $93,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 659
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $26.93  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,384  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,452 - $3,052  
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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$41,973 - $93,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Admissions Director (College/University)

The admissions director of a college/university is in charge of overseeing the process in which prospective students are admitted to the institution to study. The admissions director works to ensure that the students added to an institution’s student body are those that best reflect the values of the school and will have the highest probability of successfully earning a diploma.

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Admissions Director (College/University) 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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Popular Skills for Admissions Director (College/University)


Survey results show that College Admissions Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management, Sales Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 7 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Leadership and Recruiting as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people experienced in Strategic Planning also know Project Management and Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Director (College/University)

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


For many College Admissions Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. On average, College Admissions Directors make $73K following one to two decades on the job. College Admissions Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $76K.

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Experience Affects Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%



National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 23%


Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$66,000

Recruiting
up arrow 6%

Leadership
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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