Admissions Director (College/University) Salary

Earnings for College Admissions Directors in the United States come in at around $66K annually on average. Compensation ranges from $42K on the lower end to $92K per year on the higher end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Female College Admissions Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,780 - $92,374
$44K
$66K
$92K
MEDIAN: $66,390
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$13.75 - $20.00
$16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,780 - $92,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.21  
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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$41,860 - $92,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.99  
   
Overtime
$24.55  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21  
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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$41,860 - $92,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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)


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

National Average: $65,735

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Admissions Director (College/University)

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

▲21%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$66,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Strategic Marketing
▲25%





National Average
$66,000

▼5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼9%

Leadership
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 10%
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