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The average pay for an Academic Advisor with Online Education skills is $10.33 per hour.

The average pay for an Academic Advisor with Online Education skills is $42,091 per year.

MEDIAN $10.33
MEDIAN $42,091
$37,472 - $47,239
MEDIAN: $42,091

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Salary $42,091
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$20,970 - $49,998
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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.


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.

Academic Advisor Job Listings

Academic Advisor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Academic Advisor in Bloomington:
"Make a difference."
Realize that you are an influential component of a young adults educational experience and the work that you perform has a lasting impact on the path that individual students take - for better or worse. Listen carefully, look for and support potential, and link to opportunities. Stay connected with and use resources of professional organizations.

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.

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.

Academic Advisor in Chattanooga:
"The Internal Politics Of Higher Education."
The internal politics of higher education can very much affect your life and career. Who is in positions of authority as much as anything can determine your "success" or "failure" independent of how you actually might be performing.

Key Stats for Academic Advisor

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 17%