Admissions Director (College/University) Salary

Median pay for College Admissions Directors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of College Admissions Directors (56 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for College Admissions Directors is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,997 - $91,593
(Median)
$43K
$66K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,677
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$12.34 - $26.93
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$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,997 - $91,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,792  
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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$41,543 - $93,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 668
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $26.93  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,792  
   
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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$41,543 - $93,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 29 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Leadership and Recruiting, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. 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.


College Admissions Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $76K.

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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 29%


Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$65,000

Recruiting
up arrow 6%

Leadership
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 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
33%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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