$56,177
Avg. Salary
$19.75
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,928

Bonus

$1,024

Profit Sharing

$9,887

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Admissions Director is $19.75 per hour.

The median Admissions Director has a base pay of $56,177. Salaries generally range from $39k to $87k. The median bonus is $2,928. Skills that can affect salary include Marketing Communications, People Management, Recruiting, Sales, Strategic Marketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Marketing, Budget Management, Customer Service.
$14.60
10%
$19.75
50%
$26.61
90%
MEDIAN $19.75
$39k
10%
$56k
50%
$87k
90%
MEDIAN $56,177
$38,839 - $86,773
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$56K
$87K
MEDIAN: $56,177
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$0$86K
Salary $38,839 - $86,773
Bonus $0.00 - $10,076
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $23,315
Commission $9,887
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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$36,346 - $85,145
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,105
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $26.61
Overtime $17.65 - $41.62
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,076
Commission $9,887
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $23,315
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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$36,346 - $85,145
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 216

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 director of admissions may meet with students during the initial weeks of the freshman experience. Interviews and meetings with students are not uncommon, and sometimes the director of admissions is asked to be involved in welcome events for new students.

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Admissions Director Tasks
  • Develop, direct and coordinate admissions department.
  • Supervise admissions representatives regarding the admissions process.
  • Plan and execute the student recruitment strategy.

Popular Employer Salaries for Admissions Director


Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $69K, Genesis HealthCare still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $47K, the lowest in the field.

Common Career Paths for Admissions Director


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Admissions Directors sometimes move into a College Admissions Director role, where the salary is similar. A lot of Admissions Directors advance their careers by becoming Nursing Home Admissions Directors and Healthcare Admissions Directors. However, those positions offer $7K less and $6K less per year on average.

Admissions Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Admissions Director


Survey results imply that Admissions Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 86 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Marketing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Marketing Communications and Sales also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Marketing Communications indicates knowledge of Strategic Marketing and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Director

Pay by Experience for an Admissions Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 271 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Admissions Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 176 salaries. An Admissions Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,161

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

Admissions Director Reviews

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

Admissions Director in Philadelphia:
"It’s Very Busy and Challenging at times."
Pros: The Staff I work with is an Awesome Group of People
Cons: The company policies are Always changing

Admissions Director in Miami:
"Fast pace."
Pros: Something new everyday.
Cons: Attitudes.

Admissions Director in Atlanta:
"The level of stress involved."
Get a Master's Degree, obtain a license, and learn all theories.

Admissions Director in Pittsburgh:
"I Got My Job Through A Friend. I'm Lucky."
Not sure except be sure the job or position you apply for is what you love to do. I fell into this job, I'm doing a good job at it however not sure if I was truly qualified from the start.

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Key Stats for Admissions Director

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Admissions Director Salaries

▲17%

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
$54,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Admissions Director Salaries

Budget Management
▲84%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲6%

▲3%



Customer Service
▲1%

National Average
$54,000

▼5%


Marketing
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 21%