Admissions Officer Salary

Pay for Admissions Officers in the United States is very modest at just $39K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $26K, and the higher rates verge on $57K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Admissions Officers survey respondents are women (70 percent). Most Admissions Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,940 - $58,693
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$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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$0$10$20$30
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 diverse set of skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Officer

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $37K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $41K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median 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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