$37,480
Avg. Salary
$18.01
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,952

Bonus

$5,950

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Admissions Counselor (College/University) is $18.01 per hour.

The average pay for an Admissions Counselor (College/University) is $37,480 per year.

10%
$12.65
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$18.01
50%
$24.11
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MEDIAN $18.01
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$30k
10%
$37k
50%
$52k
90%
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MEDIAN $37,480
$29,545 - $51,628
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$52K
MEDIAN: $37,480
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$0$51K
Salary $29,545 - $51,628
Bonus $101 - $4,978
Commission $5,950
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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$29,344 - $51,634
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 952
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $12.65 - $24.11
Hourly Tips $0.24
Overtime $19.07 - $50.66
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $101 - $4,978
Commission $5,950
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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$29,344 - $51,634
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 158

Job Description for Admissions Counselor (College/University)

The job of a college or university admissions counselor is to work with incoming students for undergraduate or post-graduate study. They help the prospective student understand admissions requirements and road map their pre-admission studies for compliance with university standards.

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Admissions Counselor (College/University) 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.

Common Career Paths for Admissions Counselor (College/University)


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College Admissions Counselors who go on to become College Admissions Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for College Admissions Directors is $59K annually. The most common next step for a College Admissions Counselor is to become an Associate Director of College Admissions or an Assistant Director of Admissions (College/University). The former position pays an additional $12K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more per year.

Admissions Counselor (College/University) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Admissions Counselor (College/University)


Survey results show that College Admissions Counselors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relationship Management, Counseling, and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Event Planning. The majority of those who know Counseling also know Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Counselor (College/University)

Pay by Experience for an Admissions Counselor (College/University) has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Counselor (College/University) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 582 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions Counselor (College/University) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Admissions Counselor (College/University) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 47 salaries. An Admissions Counselor (College/University) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,670

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

Home to some of the best pay for College Admissions Counselors, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. College Admissions Counselors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Phoenix (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Nashville. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Manchester (12 percent lower) and San Antonio (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Admissions Counselor (College/University)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Admissions Counselor (College/University) Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲18%

▲13%

National Average
$38,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Admissions Counselor (College/University) Salaries

▲3%


▼0%

National Average
$38,000


Marketing Communications
▼3%

▼5%




Event Planning
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%