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Admissions Director (College/University) Salary

College Admissions Directors in the United States take home an average $65K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for College Admissions Directors is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$42,318 - $91,462
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,991
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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
$42,318 - $91,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,384  
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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$41,000 - $93,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 670
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 - $10,384  
   
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).
)
$41,000 - $93,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


College Admissions Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $66K. On average, College Admissions Directors make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $76K.

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Experience Affects Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%



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 131 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
8%

Common Health Benefits

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