Academic Advisor Salary

The average salary for an Academic Advisor is $40,097 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$32,749 - $52,882
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$41K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,883
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$13.99 - $24.36
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$0$52K
Salary $32,749 - $52,882
Bonus $503 - $5,463
Total Pay (?
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$32,036 - $52,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 848
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $13.99 - $24.36
Overtime $22.35 - $40.27
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $503 - $5,463
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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$32,036 - $52,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

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Job Description for Academic Advisor

Universities and colleges employ academic advisors to help current and incoming students make appropriate decisions regarding their education. The advisor is typically assigned to a specific university department and has a strong knowledge of all requirements for degrees offered in that department. The advisor serves as an information provider, counselor, and facilitator for students.

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Academic 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Advisor

Pay by Experience for an Academic Advisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Academic Advisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 625 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Academic 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 258 salaries. An experienced Academic Advisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 113 salaries. An Academic Advisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,836

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

Academic Advisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Academic Advisor?

Academic Advisor in Tallahassee:
Pros: My favorite part of my job is the interaction with students.
Cons: My least favorite part is feeling like I'm not getting compensated for what I'm worth and the irony of working in higher education where their business is encouraging students to fulfill their dreams of creating a better life for themselves with a degree and they're paying their employees such poor wages.

Academic Advisor in Little Rock:
Pros: The ability to make, and see, a difference in students. The position of advocacy for students and the trust they place in you.
Cons: The work / life balance is difficult, it's hard to set those limits to keep yourself from burnout. The pay is low.

Academic Advisor in Dallas:
"Rewarding positon in student services."
Pros: College culture. Helpful and passionate coworkers. Helping student succeed in their educational goals. Good work/life balance.
Cons:

Academic Advisor in New York:
"Academic Advisor."
Pros: Work with students in college. Help them with career choices. Fridays off in the Summer. Low stress level. Flexibility.
Cons: Low paying. Public commute annoying. No sense of community. Lax attitude.

Academic Advisor in Harrisburg:
"Rewarding experience."
Pros: Helping students.
Cons: Salary could be better.

Academic Advisor in Springfield:
"Great People."
Pros: I enjoy assisting students in figuring out "what they want to do." I also value the people I work with.
Cons: Overall morale is low.

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Key Stats for Academic Advisor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Academic Advisor Salaries

▲12%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Academic Advisor Salaries

Event Planning
▲7%

Microsoft Office
▲6%

Teaching
▲2%

advising
▲1%

Training
▲1%

Recruiting
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Problem Solving
▼1%

Presentations
▼1%

▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%


▼4%

Online Education
▼7%

Public Speaking
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%
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