$36,204
Avg. Salary
$17.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,190

Commission

$6,000

The average pay for an Admissions Counselor is $17.17 per hour.

The average pay for an Admissions Counselor is $36,204 per year.

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MEDIAN $17
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MEDIAN $36,204
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MEDIAN: $36,204
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$0$48K
Salary $29,230 - $48,370
Bonus $502 - $13,395
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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$28,820 - $48,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,048
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.21 - $22.55
Overtime $17.36 - $38.63
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $502 - $13,395
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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$28,820 - $48,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 225

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 Counselor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Admissions Counselor

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

14%

13%

5%

4%

National Average: $36,237

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

Admissions Counselor Reviews

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

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
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Admissions Counselor Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$36,000

Late-Career
▼1%

▼2%

Skills That Affect Admissions Counselor Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%


▼2%


Microsoft Office
▼2%

Public Speaking
▼2%

Marketing Communications
▼5%

Event Planning
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 12%