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College Administrator Salary (United States)

Median pay for College Administrators in the United States is around $56K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female College Administrators are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
College Administrator Salary (?
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$38,560 - $92,585
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MEDIAN: $56,132
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National Salary Data

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$38,560 - $92,585  
   
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$0.00 - $884  
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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$34,111 - $92,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 $59K. For College Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $60K.
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Experience Affects College Administrator Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
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National Average
$56,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 4%