Admissions Officers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Admissions Officers (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,898 - $58,598
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MEDIAN: $40,171
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$9.27 - $20.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,898 - $58,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
Total Pay (?
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$28,951 - $57,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $20.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
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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$28,951 - $57,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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

  • Review student applications and make admissions decisions based on established criteria.
  • Establish relations with alumni to help with recruitment.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Officer

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


Admissions Officers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $38K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $42K on average. For Admissions Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $56K.

Admissions Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Admissions Officer?

Admissions Officer in Portland:
"Job Details."
Pros: I love getting to help people and help them get started in a career. Life may have given them a hard deck of cards, but education is the one thing that cannot be taken away from you. I have seen people change their life around. And I get to be their cheerleader along the way.
Cons: It can be stressful at times because there is a budget we need to hit, and when you are not enrolling students it can get frustrating. For me its important to always put the students needs before the number we need to enroll, they usually all work out in the end.

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Key Stats for Admissions Officer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$40,000

Data Processing
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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