Admissions Officer Salary

Admissions Officers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $26K and $57K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Most Admissions Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Admissions Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,940 - $58,693
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$59K
MEDIAN: $38,639
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$8.97 - $19.72
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,940 - $58,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
Total Pay (?
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$26,263 - $56,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $19.72  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$26,263 - $56,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Admissions Officer

Admissions officers are responsible for coordinating admissions-related efforts for their organization. They are in charge of student recruitment activities, and one of their main responsibilities is responding to prospect student inquiries in a prompt and professional manner. In addition, admissions officers interview students to identify personal and educational goals. They provide important information regarding the institution, as well as possible program choices. Admissions officers also assist students in the application process and direct them to departments, programs, and other resources. They follow up with individuals to provide ongoing support and resources as needed. They may also help in the development of marketing campaigns and promotion materials to increase institution awareness. Generally, admissions officers report their progress to the admissions manager in their department.

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Admissions Officer Tasks

  • Travel to schools, career fairs, and other events to promote school and meet with prospective students.
  • Identify students interested in applying, answer questions about application procedures, and provide information on college programs and services.
  • Review student applications and make admissions decisions based on established criteria.
  • Establish relations with alumni to help with recruitment.

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Admissions Officers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Event Planning, Sales, Public Speaking, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $37K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $41K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Admissions Officers make a median salary of $39K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $48K.

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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 8%

Sales
up arrow 7%

Public Speaking
up arrow 6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$38,000

Data Processing
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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