Slightly less than three-fifths of College Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $106K per year, but median earnings come to around $52K annually. Job satisfaction for College Administrators is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most College Administrators survey respondents are women (78 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,755 - $107,744
$38K
$52K
$110K
MEDIAN: $51,613
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$12.28 - $18.50
$16
MEDIAN: $15.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,755 - $107,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
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$34,562 - $106,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.75  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
   
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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$34,562 - $106,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for College Administrator

  • 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.
  • Manage communications across departments, colleges, government, and other groups.
  • Collect, analyze, report on, and/or interpret data, syllabi, enrollment, and teaching placements.

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Pay by Experience Level for College Administrator

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of College Administrators. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $41K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, College Administrators make a median salary of $55K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $74K.

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Key Stats for College Administrator

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
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1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects College Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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