For College Admissions Directors, yearly average wages total $66K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $42K to $93K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of College Admissions Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women make up the majority of College Admissions Directors (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,151 - $93,136
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MEDIAN: $66,196
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,151 - $93,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$41,530 - $92,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $42.41  
   
Overtime
$24.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
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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$41,530 - $92,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

  • Develop, direct and coordinate admissions department.
  • Supervise admissions representatives regarding the admissions process.
  • Plan and execute the student recruitment strategy.

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Popular Skills for Admissions Director (College/University)


College Admissions Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Leadership, Customer Relationship Management, and Recruiting. Most people who know 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. College Admissions Directors see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,744

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For College Admissions Directors, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. College Admissions Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), Boston (+22 percent), and San Francisco (+22 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Key Stats for Admissions Director (College/University)

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Strategic Marketing
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Sales Management
0%

National Average
$66,000


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 9%

Leadership
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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