$36,375
Avg. Salary
$17.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,221

Bonus

$6,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Admissions Counselor is $17.37 per hour.

The average pay for an Admissions Counselor is $36,375 per year.

10%
$12.26
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$17.37
50%
$22.91
90%
90%
MEDIAN $17.37
10%
$29k
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$36k
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$49k
90%
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MEDIAN $36,375
$29,439 - $48,873
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$49K
MEDIAN: $36,375
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$0$49K
Salary $29,439 - $48,873
Bonus $503 - $13,277
Commission $6,000
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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$29,037 - $49,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 971
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $22.91
Overtime $18.66 - $39.26
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $503 - $13,277
Commission $6,000
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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$29,037 - $49,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 230

Job Description for Admissions Counselor

Admissions counselors recruit and assist prospective students of a given educational institution, generally a college or university. Among other duties, an admissions counselor must be able to plan and execute a wide range of recruitment activities, from attending college fairs to leading campus tours. Often, the admissions counselor is the first and only representative a prospective student will meet before visiting campus, so exceptional interpersonal and communications skills are essential.

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Admissions Counselor Tasks
  • Respond to inquiries from prospective students.
  • Schedule and conduct presentations and workshops for prospective students.
  • Set interview appointments to determine a prospective student's interests, education/career goals and qualifications.

Admissions Counselor Pay By Employer

$0$60K

$39,012

$39,031

$46,072

Common Career Paths for Admissions Counselor


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Admissions Counselors who move on to become Assistant Director of Admissions (College/University)s may enjoy significant pay raises, as Assistant Director of Admissions (College/University)s get paid an average of $45K per year.

Admissions Counselor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Admissions Counselor


Survey results imply that Admissions Counselors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Sales, Counseling, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Event Planning and Marketing Communications. Most people skilled in Oral / Verbal Communication are similarly competent in Customer Service and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Counselor

Pay by Experience for an Admissions Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 577 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Admissions Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 36 salaries. An Admissions Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

13%

5%

3%

National Average: $36,453

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

For Admissions Counselors, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Admissions Counselors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+15 percent), Denver (+14 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Fort Lauderdale (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Nashville, 15 percent below the national average. Pittsburgh and Buffalo are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

Admissions Counselor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Admissions Counselor?

Admissions Counselor in Florence:
"Nice Place to Live."
Pros: Easy to get around
Cons: Kind of dull

Admissions Counselor in Georgetown:
"Fun & challenging."
Pros: Relaxed, small college town atmosphere
Cons: Commute

Admissions Counselor in Seattle:
"Higher Ed."
Pros: Helping people make decisions that will impact their lives.
Cons: Underpaid. Administration lacks direction.

Admissions Counselor in Joliet:
"Medium-high stress level, competitive, moderately flexible."
Pros: Traveling and recruiting near my home.
Cons: Pay. Reimbursement for mileage. Tuition assistance- not free. Lack of leadership and direction.

Admissions Counselor in Washington:
"Admissions."
Pros: Interactions with both current and prospective students.
Cons: Overbooked appointments with prospective students.

Admissions Counselor in Waterbury:
"Challenging."
Pros: I get to help people improve their lives.
Cons: The emphasis in my position is almost always on what we have failed to do rather than on what we have successfully accomplished.

Admissions Counselor in Wichita:
Pros: Rewarding and important work with youth.
Cons: Pay and respect of position.

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Key Stats for Admissions Counselor

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Admissions Counselor Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$36,000

Late-Career
▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Admissions Counselor Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲9%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%

▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%


▼3%


Public Speaking
▼3%

Marketing Communications
▼6%

Event Planning
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%