What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Works in the admissions department of a college or university. Manages applications from prospective students of the institution and provides administrative support for both prospective student outreach and recruitment efforts, and the process of determining which applications to accept.
There were 298 Admissions Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 10460 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Admissions Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Admissions Administrator 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 $42,478.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $38,773.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Admissions Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $36,836.
Education and Experience
Posted Admissions Administrator 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 Admissions Administrator 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||75%|
|3 to 5 years||22%|
|6 to 8 years||1%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Admissions Administrator 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 (59%)
- Microsoft Office (31%)
- Organizational Skills (29%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (26%)
- Planning (26%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Customer Service (28%)
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (9%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Sales (15%)
- Scheduling (15%)
- Appointment Setting (13%)
- Social Media (12%)
- Public Speaking (12%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Academic Advisement (6%)
- Teaching (3%)
- Educational Programs (3%)
- Mailing (3%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Managing Student Data (2%) – marginal value $4,177
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Admissions Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Admissions Representative
- Admissions Counselor
- Admissions Coordinator
- Admissions Officer
- Admissions Counselor University
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.
- Admissions Director
- Enrollment / Admission Counselor
- Student Affairs Administrator
- Administrator, Higher Education
- Director of Student Affairs
- Campus Director
- Program Coordinator, Higher Education
- Financial Aid Director
- Financial Aid Counselor / Specialist
- Program Director, Higher Education
Here are the employers that have posted the most Admissions Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Keiser University (183)
- Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (126)
- Lincoln Technical (125)
- Ecpi University (124)
- Grand Canyon Education (124)
- University of North Carolina (21)
- Ancora Education (21)
- Johnson Smith University (17)
- East Carolina University (12)
- High Point University (10)
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!
- Adult and Community College Education Master's Degrees
- Community College Leadership Doctoral Degrees
- Educational Administration and Supervision Doctoral Degrees