Admissions Officer Salary

Admissions Officers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Admissions Officers is high. Female Admissions Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,701 - $57,468
$30K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,498
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50%
90%

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$9.78 - $21.63
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$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.94
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$0$57K
Salary $29,701 - $57,468
Bonus $0.00 - $6,082
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$27,821 - $55,561
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.78 - $21.63
Overtime $0.00 - $30.34
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,082
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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$27,821 - $55,561
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

Pay by Experience for an Admissions Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Admissions Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 15 salaries. An Admissions Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 6 salaries.

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.

Admissions Officer in Miami:
Pros: The interaction with the students and the ability to help them with their educational goals.
Cons: Paperwork.

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Key Stats for Admissions Officer

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲7%

▲7%

National Average
$39,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Sales
▲3%

Event Planning
▲3%

▲2%

Public Speaking
▲2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

Data Processing
▼7%

Customer Service
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 17%
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