College Administrator Salary

College Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $93K per year, median earnings come to $57K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of College Administrators (67 percent) who took the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,947 - $94,039

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$38,947 - $94,039  
   
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$35,300 - $92,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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 $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. 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%

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%
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