Administrator, Higher Education
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Works in a variety of specialized areas within a college or university, including student admissions and services, academic departments or campus maintenance and development. Manages student academic records (registrar), leads a college or school within a university system (academic dean), or serves as chief academic officer (provost).
There were 1557 Administrator, Higher Education job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 47728 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Administrator, Higher Education career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Administrator, Higher Education jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $56,831.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $51,493.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Administrator, Higher Education postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $37,317.
Education and Experience
Posted Administrator, Higher Education jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Administrator, Higher Education jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||39%|
|3 to 5 years||42%|
|6 to 8 years||10%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Administrator, Higher Education positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (43%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
- Research (22%)
- Planning (22%)
- Organizational Skills (20%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (21%)
- Teaching (15%)
- Staff Management (11%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Scheduling (17%)
- Customer Service (12%)
- Project Management (10%)
- Social Media (7%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Fundraising (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Administrator, Higher Education skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Engagement Coordinator
- Community Engagement Coordinator
- Director Of Education
- Student To Work
- Education Specialist - Teacher Continuing Education
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Program Coordinator, Higher Education
- Student Affairs Administrator
- Dean of Academic Division
- Program Director, Higher Education
- Associate Dean, Higher Education
- Dean of Academic Affairs
- Director of Student Affairs
- Admissions Director
- Campus Director
Here are the employers that have posted the most Administrator, Higher Education jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- University Of California (603)
- Humana (530)
- Red Bull North America, Inc. (465)
- YMCA (409)
- Amazon (361)
- Atrium Health (172)
- University of North Carolina (114)
- Duke University (65)
- North Carolina State University (47)
- East Carolina University (29)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!