Admissions Director (College/University) Salary
|Salary||$43,780 - $92,374|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $6,500|
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|$41,860 - $92,006|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $6,500|
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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.Read More...
The admissions director uses advanced metrics to determine the number of students the university may add to their incoming student body, based on expected graduations, transfers, and other departures from the school’s programs. The director then scales the criteria for potential new students based upon the available space, while also staying mindful of the academic requirements set by the college’s registrars and education boards. In many cases, the admissions director will also reach out to high schools and academies to make them aware of the educational opportunities available at their university, as the director is typically charged with helping attract the best and brightest students to their institution.
To work as an admissions director, a person must typically possess at least a master's degree in an educational discipline or similar field. Typically, a candidate for this position has extensive practical experience in a university admissions department. An admissions director works in an office environment in an academic setting. As part of school outreach programs, a person in this position should expect to engage in travel as part of the job.
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)
College Admissions Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Strategic Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Leadership, Customer Relationship Management, and Recruiting. Those proficient in Strategic Planning are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Sales Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Director (College/University)
Pay by Experience for an Admissions Director (College/University) has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Director (College/University) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 106 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions Director (College/University) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Admissions Director (College/University) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 144 salaries. An Admissions Director (College/University) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 30 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Phoenix is home to an above-average pay rate for College Admissions Directors, 35 percent higher than the national average. College Admissions Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+27 percent), Atlanta (+23 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), and Chicago (+21 percent). College Admissions Directors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — College Admissions Directors in Pittsburgh bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average.
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