Admissions Officers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Admissions Officers survey respondents are women (70 percent). Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$0.00 - $1,510  
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$28,773 - $58,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Overtime
$0.00 - $27.67  
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$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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$28,773 - $58,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $38K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $43K on average. Admissions Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Admissions Officers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $48K.

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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$40,000

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Data Processing
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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