Admissions Officer Salary

Admissions Officers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $27K to $55K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Admissions Officers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Admissions Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,114 - $57,383
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,675
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$8.95 - $21.00
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,114 - $57,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Total Pay (?
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$27,245 - $55,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.95 - $21.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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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$27,245 - $55,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Typical Admissions Officers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Public Speaking, Recruiting, and Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Data Processing.

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 $37K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $41K on average. Admissions Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $46K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Admissions Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Admissions Officer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 6%

Public Speaking
up arrow 5%

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Data Processing
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
62%
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: 50% employee benefits None: 15%
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