Average Admissions Officer Salary
$48,000 yearly
$17.14 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$30,000
10 %
$48,000
Median
$75,000
90 %
Admissions officers in the United States make an average salary of $48,373 per year or $23.26 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level admissions officer salary is roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000. If you like following the crowd, education and non profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out manufacturing, health care, and non profits companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, and Delaware provide the highest admissions officer salaries.

Average Admissions Officer Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where admissions officers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Admissions Officer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$37,674
$37,674
$18.11
$18.11
Alaska
Alaska
$39,345
$39,345
$18.92
$18.92
Arizona
Arizona
$33,351
$33,351
$16.03
$16.03
Arkansas
Arkansas
$35,726
$35,726
$17.18
$17.18
California
California
$68,459
$68,459
$32.91
$32.91
Colorado
Colorado
$39,304
$39,304
$18.90
$18.90
Connecticut
Connecticut
$55,835
$55,835
$26.84
$26.84
Delaware
Delaware
$56,548
$56,548
$27.19
$27.19
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$55,072
$55,072
$26.48
$26.48
Florida
Florida
$38,085
$38,085
$18.31
$18.31
Georgia
Georgia
$45,575
$45,575
$21.91
$21.91
Hawaii
Hawaii
$47,722
$47,722
$22.94
$22.94
Idaho
Idaho
$34,586
$34,586
$16.63
$16.63
Illinois
Illinois
$44,049
$44,049
$21.18
$21.18
Indiana
Indiana
$34,219
$34,219
$16.45
$16.45
Iowa
Iowa
$31,859
$31,859
$15.32
$15.32
Kansas
Kansas
$31,435
$31,435
$15.11
$15.11
Kentucky
Kentucky
$40,922
$40,922
$19.67
$19.67
Louisiana
Louisiana
$41,686
$41,686
$20.04
$20.04
Maine
Maine
$39,425
$39,425
$18.95
$18.95
Maryland
Maryland
$54,793
$54,793
$26.34
$26.34
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$54,601
$54,601
$26.25
$26.25
Michigan
Michigan
$55,556
$55,556
$26.71
$26.71
Minnesota
Minnesota
$37,927
$37,927
$18.23
$18.23
Mississippi
Mississippi
$32,078
$32,078
$15.42
$15.42
Missouri
Missouri
$31,110
$31,110
$14.96
$14.96
Montana
Montana
$33,880
$33,880
$16.29
$16.29
Nebraska
Nebraska
$30,581
$30,581
$14.70
$14.70
Nevada
Nevada
$51,610
$51,610
$24.81
$24.81
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$48,449
$48,449
$23.29
$23.29
New Jersey
New Jersey
$66,958
$66,958
$32.19
$32.19
New Mexico
New Mexico
$38,115
$38,115
$18.32
$18.32
New York
New York
$58,279
$58,279
$28.02
$28.02
North Carolina
North Carolina
$38,839
$38,839
$18.67
$18.67
North Dakota
North Dakota
$49,187
$49,187
$23.65
$23.65
Ohio
Ohio
$43,468
$43,468
$20.90
$20.90
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$37,858
$37,858
$18.20
$18.20
Oregon
Oregon
$45,773
$45,773
$22.01
$22.01
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$53,617
$53,617
$25.78
$25.78
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$58,744
$58,744
$28.24
$28.24
South Carolina
South Carolina
$35,822
$35,822
$17.22
$17.22
South Dakota
South Dakota
$37,271
$37,271
$17.92
$17.92
Tennessee
Tennessee
$38,734
$38,734
$18.62
$18.62
Texas
Texas
$42,086
$42,086
$20.23
$20.23
Utah
Utah
$31,569
$31,569
$15.18
$15.18
Vermont
Vermont
$38,859
$38,859
$18.68
$18.68
Virginia
Virginia
$42,156
$42,156
$20.27
$20.27
Washington
Washington
$36,977
$36,977
$17.78
$17.78
West Virginia
West Virginia
$45,207
$45,207
$21.73
$21.73
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$51,980
$51,980
$24.99
$24.99
Wyoming
Wyoming
$32,607
$32,607
$15.68
$15.68

Highest Paying Cities For Admissions Officer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
$77,638
$77,638
$37.33
$37.33
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$55,061
$55,061
$26.47
$26.47
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$45,514
$45,514
$21.88
$21.88
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$42,390
$42,390
$20.38
$20.38
Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, FL
$36,314
$36,314
$17.46
$17.46

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    How Much Do Admissions Officers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an admissions officer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for admissions officers tend to be found in manufacturing, health care, and non profits companies. In fact, admissions officers can make a yearly salary of $71,307 while working for manufacturing companies.
    IndustryAvg. SalaryRange
    1. Manufacturing
    $71,307
    $43k
    $73k
    2. Health Care
    $64,725
    $43k
    $73k
    3. Non Profits
    $58,148
    $43k
    $73k
    4. Education
    $50,336
    $43k
    $73k

    High Paying Admissions Officer Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Dean

    Avg. salary: $98,486

    A dean is responsible for overseeing the educational operations of the assigned department, enforcing school policies, and monitoring the students' progress by coordinating with the teachers and setting up procedures to improve teaching methods. Deans administer educational training and programs for the students, as well as extra-curricular activities to develop the students' social behavior, maximize their potentials, and increase their self-confidence. They also handle the department's budget, accurately allocating resources and funds to different activities and educational materials.
    749 Dean Jobs
    Co-Chair

    Avg. salary: $155,669

    A co-chair is responsible for supporting the duties and responsibilities under the supervision of a chair. Co-chairs help with the implementation of effective plans and programs that would benefit the organization. They handle fundraising events, marketing campaigns for promotional programs, audit reports, and evaluating the committee's suggestions and recommendations for its success. A co-chair must have excellent communication and leadership skills and critical-thinking on developing strategies to supervise meetings and events alongside the chair.
    2,344 Co-Chair Jobs
    New Member Educator

    Avg. salary: $31,527

    A New Member Educator is a person who prepares new members to uphold the standards and ideals of a fraternity and sorority and continually strives to improve it especially found in colleges and universities. These positions are; educating initiated and active members on how to support and mentor the younger members to become successful within an organization, recruit new members whose ideals match those of the organization, assist new members to navigate campus, and make use of campus resources.
    20,629 New Member Educator Jobs
    Registrar

    Avg. salary: $28,875

    A registrar's role is to process and maintain accurate records within an institution or establishment. They are the main point of communication to obtain various kinds of information. In schools, a registrar is in charge of keeping a student or educator's academic, personal, and financial records. They also have the task of arranging a student's course and class schedules. Furthermore, a registrar may also have other administrative tasks such as responding to calls and other forms of correspondence, producing reports, and process requirements.
    8,878 Registrar Jobs
    Department Chairperson

    Avg. salary: $101,081

    A Department Chairperson is a faculty member who provides academic and administrative leadership to an academic department. They exercise leadership in recruiting and retaining capable faculty, communicate departmental needs and desires to the Dean and Provost, and coordinate the academic advisement process.
    13,038 Department Chairperson Jobs
    Committee Chairperson

    Avg. salary: $1,190,336

    A committee chairperson or chair is a presiding officer in an organization who is responsible for leading committee meetings and establishing agendas for the committee members to tackle. Committee chairpersons must provide strong leadership to the organization while reminding committee members about their purpose, mission, and strategic direction. In terms of confidentiality, committee chairpersons must keep business meetings confidential and they must be willing to address committee members who fail to protect confidentiality. They must also report the committee's findings to the organization's board of directors.
    405 Committee Chairperson Jobs

    Admissions Officer Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an admissions officer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Admissions Officers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Strategic Education and Greater Baltimore Medical Center as they offer the highest salaries for admissions officers.
    Company

    Recently Added Admissions Officer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Admissions Officer I (Academic Program Recruiter)
    Admissions Officer I (Academic Program Recruiter)
    Gainesville, FL
    Gainesville, FL
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $31,320
    $31,320
    06/23/2021
    Admissions Officer
    Admissions Officer
    Hanover, NH
    Hanover, NH
    06/15/2021
    06/15/2021
    $44,000
    $44,000
    06/15/2021
    #109943 Admissions Officer
    #109943 Admissions Officer
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    06/15/2021
    06/15/2021
    $51,500
    $51,500
    06/15/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    Admissions Officer
    Admissions Officer
    Admissions Officer
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    05/27/2021
    05/27/2021
    $41,740
    $41,740
    05/27/2021
    #109601 Regional Admissions Officer
    #109601 Regional Admissions Officer
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    05/26/2021
    05/26/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    05/26/2021
    Admissions Officer I (UF Online-Roc)
    Admissions Officer I (UF Online-Roc)
    Gainesville, FL
    Gainesville, FL
    05/22/2021
    05/22/2021
    $35,568
    $35,568
    05/22/2021
    Admissions Officer
    Admissions Officer
    Hanover, NH
    Hanover, NH
    05/07/2021
    05/07/2021
    $44,000
    $44,000
    05/07/2021
    Admissions Officer II (Adm-Outreach Recruitment)
    Admissions Officer II (Adm-Outreach Recruitment)
    Gainesville, FL
    Gainesville, FL
    05/05/2021
    05/05/2021
    $47,476
    $47,476
    05/05/2021
    Admissions Officer (Sa21026), (Sa21027), (Sa21028), (Sa21029)
    Admissions Officer (Sa21026), (Sa21027), (Sa21028), (Sa21029)
    Mankato, MN
    Mankato, MN
    03/27/2021
    03/27/2021
    $36,632
    $36,632
    03/27/2021
    #107775 Admissions Officer-Strategic Initiatives
    #107775 Admissions Officer-Strategic Initiatives
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    01/30/2021
    01/30/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/30/2021

    Average Admissions Officer Salary by Demographic

    Admissions Officer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $53,496
    female-income
    Female Income
    $50,033
    Median Admissions Officer Income by Race
    Asian admissions officers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american admissions officers have the lowest average salary at $50,726.
    $54,000
    $53,000
    $52,000
    $51,000
    $50,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$51,384
    Black or African American$50,726
    Asian$53,000
    Unknown$51,725
    Hispanic or Latino$51,988
    Average Admissions Officer Salary by Education Level
    Admissions officers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $56,975 annually. With a Masters degree, admissions officers earn a median annual income of $50,033 compared to $42,729 for admissions officers with an Bachelors degree.
    $58,000
    $55,000
    $52,000
    $49,000
    $46,000
    $43,000
    $40,000
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Bachelor's Degree$42,729
    Master's Degree$50,033
    Doctorate Degree$56,975