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Admissions Director (College/University) Salary

Median pay for College Admissions Directors in the United States is around $65K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of College Admissions Directors (56 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,912 - $91,759
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,745
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90%

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$12.60 - $26.43
(Median)
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,912 - $91,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,448 - $1,552  
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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$40,892 - $93,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 678
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $26.43  
   
Overtime
$25.13 - $42.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,448 - $1,552  
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).
)
$40,892 - $93,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management, Sales Management, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Leadership. It is often found that people who know Strategic Planning are also skilled in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $56K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $65K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. College Admissions Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $76K on average.

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Experience Affects Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%



National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 39%


Recruiting
up arrow 9%



Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$64,000

Leadership
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%