Admissions Director (College/University) Salary

Average College Admissions Directors in the United States make around $66K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $41K and $94K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are more female College Admissions Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,045 - $95,624
$43K
$65K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,466
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50%
90%

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$13.75 - $24.00
$17
MEDIAN: $16.75
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$0$95K
Salary $43,045 - $95,624
Bonus $0.00 - $4,818
Profit Sharing $0.04
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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$41,220 - $95,126
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 285
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $16.75
Overtime $25.13
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,818
Profit Sharing $0.04
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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$41,220 - $95,126
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Admissions Director (College/University)

The admissions director of a college/university is in charge of overseeing the process in which prospective students are admitted to the institution to study. The admissions director works to ensure that the students added to an institution’s student body are those that best reflect the values of the school and will have the highest probability of successfully earning a diploma.

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Admissions Director (College/University) Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Admissions Director (College/University)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Lucky workers who know Strategic Marketing can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Strategic Planning and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 25 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Leadership, Customer Relationship Management, and Recruiting. Most people familiar with Strategic Planning also know Project Management and Sales Management.

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

Pay by Experience for an Admissions Director (College/University) has a positive trend. An entry-level Admissions Director (College/University) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 106 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Admissions Director (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 $67,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Admissions Director (College/University) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 144 salaries. An Admissions Director (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 $80,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,758

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

Home to some of the best pay for College Admissions Directors, Phoenix offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. College Admissions Directors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+27 percent), Atlanta (+24 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), and Chicago (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Key Stats for Admissions Director (College/University)

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$65,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Admissions Director (College/University) Salaries

Strategic Marketing
▲27%





National Average
$65,000

▼4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼7%

Leadership
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%