Admissions Officer Salary

Admissions Officers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $39K annually on average. Compensation ranges between $27K and $56K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Admissions Officers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,175 - $57,789
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$58K
MEDIAN: $38,760
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90%

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$8.97 - $20.86
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,175 - $57,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
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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$27,061 - $55,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $20.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$27,061 - $55,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Professional skills reported by Admissions Officers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Sales, Public Speaking, Recruiting, and Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Data Processing.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Officer

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $37K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Admissions Officers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $46K.

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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 6%

Public Speaking
up arrow 5%

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Data Processing
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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