College Administrator Salary

With a little over a half of College Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for College Administrators is $55K annually and can range from $35K on the lower end to $118K per year near the higher end. Most College Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most College Administrators survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,000 - $118,669
$38K
$55K
$120K
MEDIAN: $54,690
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Salary $38,000 - $118,669
Bonus $0.00 - $2,959
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$35,251 - $117,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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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

Pay by Experience for a College Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level College Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A College Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced College Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 19 salaries. A College Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for College Administrator

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects College Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲38%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼18%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 10%
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