College Administrator Salary

College Administrators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent one-half of College Administrators. Salaries average out to around $56K per year and spread from $37K to $93K per year. Most College Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. More than half of College Administrators (65 percent) survey participants are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$38,970 - $94,326

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$38,970 - $94,326  
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$36,623 - $93,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 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.

The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $59K. College Administrators bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $61K on average.

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Experience Affects College Administrator Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


65 %
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%