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Admissions Director (College/University) Salary

Pay for College Admissions Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $65K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,225 - $91,577
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,303
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90%

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$12.51 - $26.63
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
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
$42,225 - $91,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,365  
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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$40,957 - $93,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 675
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $26.63  
   
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,365  
   
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).
)
$40,957 - $93,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 Customer Relationship Management, Sales Management, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Leadership. For most people, competency in Strategic Planning indicates knowledge of 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 College Admissions Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $57K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $66K. On average, College Admissions Directors make $73K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $77K, 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 19%



National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 36%


Recruiting
up arrow 8%


Team Leadership
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$65,000

Leadership
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 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: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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