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Admissions Officer Salary (United States)

Admissions Officers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $38K annually on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $25K, and the top verges on $55K per year. Job satisfaction for Admissions Officers is high. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Admissions Officer Salary (?
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$29,292 - $57,284
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $38,106
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Admissions Officer Salary (?
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$8.98 - $21.14
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,292 - $57,284  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
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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$25,294 - $54,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $21.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
   
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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$25,294 - $54,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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. Sales and Recruiting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. 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 fewer than five years of experience earn around $37K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $46K.

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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 8%
Recruiting
up arrow 4%
National Average
$37,000
Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
14%
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%