College Administrator Salary

Just under three-fifths of College Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $115K per year, and the average comes out to $56K annually. Female College Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most College Administrators. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,771 - $116,236
$38K
$56K
$120K
MEDIAN: $56,479
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50%
90%

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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
$37,771 - $116,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
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$34,562 - $114,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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 - $114,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

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
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
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
▲44%

Experienced
▲38%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼18%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

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: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 12%