The average salary for an Admissions Director is $57,172.
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Job Description for Admissions Director
A director of admissions leads the admissions team at a university, college, or other postsecondary institution. They set goals for the admissions team and ensures that these goals are achieved, lead team meetings, manage department workflow, compile reports, and answer staff questions about admissions process. They also work with the university's marketing department to develop the university's branding and public image, especially for events and materials related to admissions. Aditionally, a…Read more
Admissions Director Tasks
- Develop, direct and coordinate admissions department.
- Supervise admissions representatives regarding the admissions process.
- Plan and execute the student recruitment strategy.
The top respondents for the job title Admissions Director are from the companies HCR ManorCare, Genesis HealthCare and Genesis HealthCare. Reported salaries are highest at HCR ManorCare where the average pay is $53,500. Genesis HealthCare pays the lowest at around $36,500.
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Popular Skills for Admissions Director
Skills in People Management, Recruiting and Strategic Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales and Marketing Communications.
Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Director
An entry-level Admissions Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,212 based on 40 salaries. An early career Admissions Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,432 based on 441 salaries. A mid-career Admissions Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,341 based on 378 salaries. An experienced Admissions Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,674 based on 375 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,454.
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Employees with Admissions Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 34.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (28.2% more) and Denver, Colorado (21.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.1% less).
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