Admissions Officer Salary

Admissions Officers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $27K, and the top verges on $57K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Admissions Officers (67 percent) survey participants are women. Most Admissions Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,288 - $58,295

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$8.97 - $20.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,288 - $58,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Total Pay (?
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$27,106 - $56,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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$27,106 - $56,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Survey results suggest that Admissions Officers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Sales, Public Speaking, Recruiting, and Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $41K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Admissions Officers make a median salary of $42K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $48K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

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 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
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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