The average salary for an Admissions Officer is $37,987 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Admissions Officer Total Pay (?
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$28,791 - $53,686
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MEDIAN: $37,987
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Admissions Officer Total Pay (?
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$9.02 - $20.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,791 - $53,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,065  
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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$25,261 - $55,295  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.02 - $20.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,065  
   
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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$25,261 - $55,295  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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.
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 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 7%
Recruiting
up arrow 1%
National Average
$37,000
Customer Service
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.
Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%
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