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College Administrator Salary

Nearly one-half of College Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $94K per year, and the average comes out to $57K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. College Administrators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,384 - $94,971
(Median)
$38K
$57K
$95K
MEDIAN: $56,877
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$38,384 - $94,971  
   
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$0.00 - $254.34  
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$33,903 - $94,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Job Description for College Administrator

  • Manage communications across departments, colleges, government, and other groups.
  • Collect, analyze, report on, and/or interpret data, syllabi, enrollment, and teaching placements.
  • Answer phones, greet visitors and staff, provide supplies and documents, and assist with navigation.
  • Organize events, from room reservation to invitations to technological needs to room clean-up.

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Pay by Experience Level for College Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. On average, College Administrators make $56K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $60K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects College Administrator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 4%