It's impossible to make it big as a Student Services Coordinators in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Student Services Coordinators survey respondents are women (78 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,891 - $53,974
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$54K
MEDIAN: $40,006
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$11.67 - $22.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,891 - $53,974  
   
Bonus
$153.19 - $5,199  
Commission
$4,667  
Total Pay (?
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$29,122 - $53,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 677
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Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $22.63  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $29.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$153.19 - $5,199  
   
Commission
$4,667  
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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$29,122 - $53,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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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Student Services Coordinators who advance into the role of a Physician Assistant are fairly uncommon. Physician Assistants on average earn $84K per year. A Registered Nurse role is the most common promotion for Student Services Coordinators moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $56K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Student Services Coordinators is an Administrative Assistant position, where earnings are usually $31K.

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University of Washington (UW) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $46K.

Popular Skills for Student Services Coordinator


Student Services Coordinators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Project Management, Organizational Development, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Scheduling, Customer Relationship Management, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Counseling, Microsoft Excel, and Event Planning.

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 appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. Student Services Coordinators bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,237

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Student Services Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Madison has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Student Services Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+9 percent), New York (+7 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+6 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Kansas City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbia (15 percent lower) and Houston (3 percent lower).

Student Services Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Student Services Coordinator?

Student Services Coordinator in Memphis:
"I love working as a Student Services Coordinator."
Pros: It is fulfilling to help individuals get closer to meet their educational goals.
Cons: Administrative functions take away from the project management and student services personnel functions of the job.

Student Services Coordinator in Bowler:
"Perks."
Pros: I love the freedom of my position. I am able to teach our teens about prevention, life skills, goals and planning for the future and other information about drugs and alcohol. Every lesson I give I am able to take on as a creative or structured as I want--Which I think is great for our teens because it also gives them the freedoms to interact and not be scared to get a right or wrong answer like a school setting.
Cons: Not being able to help every child make smarter choices or having enough funding.

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Experience Affects Student Services Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Student Services Coordinator Salaries

Project Management
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Program Management
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People Management
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Organizational Development
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Counseling
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Event Planning
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Recruiting
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$39,000

Project Coordinating
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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