College Administrator Salary

College Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $56K per year on average but can range from $35K to $101K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of College Administrators (65 percent) who took the survey are female. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,125 - $101,926
(Median)
$38K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,460
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$38,125 - $101,926  
   
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$34,795 - $100,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $55K. For College Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $70K.

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Experience Affects College Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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