Average Academic Advisor (College/University) Salary

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The average salary for an Academic Advisor (College/University) is $42,744.
MEDIAN $42,744
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Job Description for Academic Advisor (College/University)

Academic Advisor (College/University) Tasks
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assist in course registration and planning.
  • Provide outreach to students in danger of not completing degree requirements and identify at-risk scenarios.
  • Assist students in understanding and reaching degree requirements.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initiate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
The top respondents for the job title Academic Advisor (College/University) are from the companies University of Washington (UW), Portland State University (PSU) and University of Southern California (USC). Reported salaries are highest at University of Washington (UW) where the average pay is $54,875. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include City University of New York (CUNY) and University of Southern California (USC), earning around $52,925 and $48,347, respectively. University of Texas (UT) - Austin pays the lowest at around $36,000. Arizona State University (ASU) and DeVry University also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,000 and $46,184, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Academic Advisor (College/University)

Skills in Counseling and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Customer Service and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Academic Advisor (College/University)

An entry-level Academic Advisor (College/University) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,059 based on 181 salaries. An early career Academic Advisor (College/University) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,753 based on 552 salaries. A mid-career Academic Advisor (College/University) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,916 based on 313 salaries. An experienced Academic Advisor (College/University) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,128 based on 165 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,904.
Employees with Academic Advisor (College/University) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (25.3% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (22.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.2% less).

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