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College Administrator Salary

A little more than half of College Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $36K to $94K per year, and the average comes out to $57K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for College Administrators is high. Female College Administrators are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,047 - $94,971
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$95K
MEDIAN: $57,385
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$39,047 - $94,971  
   
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$36,374 - $94,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. College Administrators bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 4%
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