Student Services Coordinator Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, more than half of Student Services Coordinators have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $36,986 per year. Compensation ranges from $27,114 on the low end to $50,521 per year on the high end. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Student Services Coordinators making up 79 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Student Services Coordinators who claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Student Services Coordinator Salary (?
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$28,980 - $51,874
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MEDIAN: $38,002
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Student Services Coordinator Salary (?
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$10.33 - $21.09
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,980 - $51,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,948  
Total Pay (?
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$27,114 - $50,521  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,171
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$0$11$22$33
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$10.33 - $21.09  
   
Overtime
$9.60 - $32.03  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$0.00 - $1,948  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,114 - $50,521  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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Job Description for Student Services Coordinator

Student services coordinators must provide high-quality programming for their institution's student body. One of their main responsibilities is creating an effective learning environment. In addition, they coordinate with other administrative staff to reach organizational goals, such as student recruiting and retention efforts.
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Student Services Coordinator Tasks
  • Track student body metrics and provide analyses to recruitment and regulatory committees.
  • Maintain policies and online documentation for students, prospective students, and alumni.
  • Coordinate student activities from recruitment through advisor placement and on to graduation.
  • Counsel individuals to assist them in overcoming personal or career obstacles.

Common Career Paths for Student Services Coordinator

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Though it's uncommon, some Student Services Coordinators move into roles as Physician Assistants, bringing in an extra $44K per year. Going from Student Services Coordinator to Registered Nurse is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are bigger by $17,888. Many others choose to work as Administrative Assistants, where pay actually goes down by $6,134.

Student Services Coordinator Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Student Services Coordinator

For Student Services Coordinators, comfortable salaries can be found at University of Washington (UW); in fact, typical earnings are around $46,434, the highest in the area.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Arizona State University (ASU), where the median salary is just $36,787. University of Southern California (USC) and University of Washington (UW) are other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $45,800 and $46,434.

Popular Skills for Student Services Coordinator

Student Services Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Recruiting, Project Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 16 percent, 9 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use. Those with knowledge of Microsoft Excel tend to be skilled in Microsoft Office as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Student Services Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Student Services Coordinators, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Salaries increase to $39,987 from around $35K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $42K after 10 to 20 years. As Student Services Coordinators approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $48K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Student Services Coordinators that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Also paying near the top of the field are Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, and San Diego, where Student Services Coordinators annually earn 16 percent, 11 percent, 10 percent, and 10 percent more than the national average. In Austin, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (-9 percent) and Houston (-4 percent).

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Experience Affects Student Services Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Student Services Coordinator Salaries

Project Coordinating
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Recruiting
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Program Management
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Data Analysis
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Event Planning
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People Management
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National Average
$37,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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advising
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Organizational Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 394 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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