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Admissions Officer Salary

Those pursuing careers as Admissions Officers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $38K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $27K, and the top verges on $56K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Admissions Officers making up 70 percent. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Most Admissions Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,760 - $58,123
(Median)
$30K
$38K
$58K
MEDIAN: $38,292
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90%

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$8.98 - $21.14
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,760 - $58,123  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
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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$26,540 - $56,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $21.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
   
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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$26,540 - $56,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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 a narrow range of specific skills. 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.

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 less than five years' experience have a median salary of $37K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $39K on average. On average, Admissions Officers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $46K.

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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 7%

Public Speaking
up arrow 6%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

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 42 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%
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