Admissions Officer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Admissions Officer is $37,949 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Admissions Officer Salary (?
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$28,908 - $56,873
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $37,948
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Admissions Officer Salary (?
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$9.00 - $20.64
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,908 - $56,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
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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$25,150 - $56,065  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $20.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
   
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).
)
$25,150 - $56,065  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Officer

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

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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Recruiting
up arrow 9%
Sales
up arrow 8%
National Average
$37,000
Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%
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