College Administrator Salary

College Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $57K per year on average but can range from $37K to $93K per year. The majority of College Administrators (67 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,899 - $94,326
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$94K
MEDIAN: $56,877
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$38,899 - $94,326  
   
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$0.00 - $254.34  
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$36,569 - $93,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. College Administrators bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $60K.

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Experience Affects College Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
0%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 6%
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