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Average Admissions Counselor (College/University) Salary

$39,624
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,650
Bonus
$3,900
Commission
$20,000
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The average salary for an Admissions Counselor (College/University) is $39,624.
10%
$31k
MEDIAN
$40k
90%
$56k
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What Do Admissions Counselor (College/University)s Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Admissions Counselor (College/University)

3.7 out of 5
(113)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Admissions Counselor (College/University)

The top respondents for the job title Admissions Counselor (College/University) are from the companies Grand Canyon University, University of Arizona and Concordia University. Reported salaries are highest at Grand Canyon University where the average pay is $54,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include University of Arizona, earning around $48,414. University of Pittsburgh pays the lowest at around $31,500. Concordia University also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,695.

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What Are Popular Skills for Admissions Counselor (College/University)s?

Skills in Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Service and Recruiting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Counselor (College/University)s?

An entry-level Admissions Counselor (College/University) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $36,126 based on 82 salaries. An early career Admissions Counselor (College/University) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,774 based on 467 salaries. A mid-career Admissions Counselor (College/University) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,402 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Admissions Counselor (College/University) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,802 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,000.
Employees with Admissions Counselor (College/University) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 26.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 739 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.1%
Early Career
63.2%
Mid Career
13.5%
Experienced
9.7%
Late Career
2.4%