Student Advisor Salary

Salaries for Student Advisors in the United States average out at around $41K per year, but Washington employers pay the most, offering approximately $49K on average. Student Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent), Phoenix (+16 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and San Francisco (+15 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,966 - $54,579
$32K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,049
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$9.91 - $23.28
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MEDIAN: $15.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,966 - $54,579  
   
Bonus
$950 - $5,057  
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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$28,739 - $53,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $23.28  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $37.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$950 - $5,057  
   
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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$28,739 - $53,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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Job Description for Student Advisor

Universities, community colleges, and vocational and technical schools are the typical employers of a student advisor. These institutions use student advisors to assist enrollees in creating academic schedules and making progress towards graduation. The advisor assists students and provides them with the tools necessary to be successful in their academic careers.

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Student Advisor Tasks

  • Advise students on potential avenues of education based on strengths and interests.
  • Assist with student enrollment and registration.
  • Issue recommendations to the proper department for enhanced student success.
  • Sustain contact with students throughout their education journey and guide them towards graduation.
  • Provide mentoring and success strategy counseling services to students.

Common Career Paths for Student Advisor


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While Student Advisors do not often become Physician Assistants, the job pays $84K per year on average. When Student Advisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Software Engineers or Mechanical Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $38K and $24K, respectively.

Academic Advisor (College/University) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Student Advisor


DeVry University offers the least pay with a median salary of $43K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $55K.

Popular Skills for Student Advisor


Student Advisors seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in advising, People Management, Mentoring, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Event Planning, immigration, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Counseling are, more often than not, also skilled in advising.

Pay by Experience Level for Student Advisor

Pay by Experience for a Student Advisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Student Advisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 235 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Student Advisor 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 80 salaries. An experienced Student Advisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 33 salaries. A Student Advisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,353

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Key Stats for Student Advisor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Student Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$40,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Student Advisor Salaries

advising
▲12%

People Management
▲10%

Mentoring
▲8%

Microsoft Office
▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$40,000


Program Management
▼3%


Recruiting
▼4%

immigration
▼5%

Event Planning
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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