Admissions Director (College/University) Salary

College Admissions Directors in the United States can expect wages of $65K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women College Admissions Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most College Admissions Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,690 - $91,783
(Median)
$43K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,491
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90%

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$12.42 - $26.79
(Median)
$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,690 - $91,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
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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$41,283 - $93,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 670
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $26.79  
   
Overtime
$24.69 - $43.17  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
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).
)
$41,283 - $93,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 suggest that College Admissions Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 35 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Leadership as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for College Admissions Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. College Admissions Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $76K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%



National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 35%


Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$65,000

Leadership
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
34%
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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