The average salary for an Admissions Counselor is $37,767.
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What Do Admissions Counselors Do?
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.
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.
Job Satisfaction for Admissions Counselor
Popular Employer Salaries for Admissions Counselor
The top respondents for the job title Admissions Counselor are from the companies Keiser University, Greenville Hospital System and Teikyo Post University. Reported salaries are highest at Northern Illinois University (NIU) where the average pay is $41,815. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Teikyo Post University and Keiser University, earning around $39,065 and $38,000, respectively. Regent University pays the lowest at around $33,000. University of Pittsburgh and Lynchburg College also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $33,750 and $35,000, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Admissions Counselors?
Skills in Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Recruiting and Oral / Verbal Communication.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Counselors?
An entry-level Admissions Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,642 based on 126 salaries. An early career Admissions Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,091 based on 628 salaries. A mid-career Admissions Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,091 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Admissions Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,571 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $46,343.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Admissions Counselor in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 22.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (15.0% more) and Greenville, South Carolina (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (5.9% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.1% less).
Years of Experience
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