The average salary for an Associate Director of Admissions (College/University) is $55,892 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,405 - $72,479
MEDIAN: $55,892

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$40,224 - $72,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 325

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Job Description for Associate Director of Admissions (College/University)

The associate director of admissions for colleges and universities complete a number of admissions-related tasks under the supervision of the director of admissions. This includes conducting recruiting and interviewing tasks such as counseling prospective students and their parents, determining the appropriate candidates for a school’s programs, and responding to phone call and email inquiries. Other tasks include planning and executing admissions-related programs such as open houses, informational sessions, and other opportunities for students to visit campuses. Admissions-related programs vary from campus to campus, but many include initiatives ranging from diversity planning to online outreach; the associate director collaborates with the director and subordinates on all of these programs. The associate director may also perform supervisory functions for admissions staff, especially when the director is away from the office or busy.


Associate Director of Admissions (College/University) Tasks

  • Assist in managing the admissions component of the college or university.
  • Supervise admissions personnel.
  • Develop programs to support college or university's admissions goals.
  • Develop and distribute admission and transfer information through presentations and publications.

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Experience Affects Associate Director of Admissions (College/University) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Associate Director of Admissions (College/University) Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

up arrow 1%

Data Analysis

National Average

Public Speaking
up arrow 8%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.


59 %
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 5%