Student Advisor Salary

Student Advisors in the United States earn an average of $42K per year; salaries are particularly strong in Washington, where workers earn around $49K. Student Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,881 - $55,093
$34K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,145
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50%
90%

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$10.11 - $23.85
$10
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.28
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$0$55K
Salary $33,881 - $55,093
Bonus $650 - $5,057
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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$29,340 - $54,761
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 196
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.11 - $23.85
Overtime $9.03 - $33.55
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $650 - $5,057
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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$29,340 - $54,761
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Job Description for Student Advisor

Universities, community colleges, and vocational and technical schools are the typical employers of a student advisor. These institutions use student advisors to assist enrollees in creating academic schedules and making progress towards graduation. The advisor assists students and provides them with the tools necessary to be successful in their academic careers.

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Student Advisor Tasks

  • Advise students on potential avenues of education based on strengths and interests.
  • Assist with student enrollment and registration.
  • Issue recommendations to the proper department for enhanced student success.
  • Sustain contact with students throughout their education journey and guide them towards graduation.
  • Provide mentoring and success strategy counseling services to students.

Common Career Paths for Student Advisor


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Though some Student Advisors move into positions like Physician Assistant (where the average salary is $84K), this progression is not the norm. Student Advisors most often move into positions as Software Engineers or Mechanical Engineers; those groups report median salaries that are $37K higher and $23K higher, respectively.

Student Advisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Student Advisor


DeVry University offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $43K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $39K to $55K.

Popular Skills for Student Advisor


Student Advisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in advising, People Management, Mentoring, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning, immigration, and Customer Service. For most people, competency in Counseling indicates knowledge of advising.

Pay by Experience Level for Student Advisor

Pay by Experience for a Student Advisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Student Advisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 235 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Student Advisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Student Advisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 33 salaries. A Student Advisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,278

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

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Key Stats for Student Advisor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Student Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼1%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Student Advisor Salaries

advising
▲9%

People Management
▲7%

Mentoring
▲5%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

National Average
$41,000

▼2%



Program Management
▼6%

Recruiting
▼6%

immigration
▼8%

Event Planning
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%