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Student Support Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Student Support Administrator is responsible for operations within a student support facility, ensuring all facility staff and students' needs are met.

Job Outlook

There were 194 Student Support Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5005 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Elementary and Secondary School Administrator industry, which includes the Student Support Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Student Support 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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $60,469.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $59,962.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Student Support Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $49,718.

Education and Experience

Posted Student Support 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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree22.96%
Bachelor's Degree56.56%
Master's Degree27.97%
Doctoral Degree5%
Other21.5%

Posted Student Support 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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years58.22%
3 to 5 years37.59%
6 to 8 years3.83%
9+ years0.36%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Student Support 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.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (48.45%)
  • Customer Service (32.21%)
  • Advising (27.07%)
  • Writing (25.47%)
  • Coordinating (24.1%)
  • Planning (24.08%)
  • Operations (21.56%)
  • Problem Solving (19.14%)
  • Management (18.96%)
  • Leadership (17.82%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Student Services (90.38%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Administrative Support (9.92%)
  • Student Information Systems (15.36%)
  • Workflow Management (7.94%)
  • Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (11.45%)
  • Student Development (9.24%)
  • Marketing (7.85%)
  • Academic Advising (15.29%)
  • Social Work (8.01%)
  • Data Entry (8.86%)
  • Accounting (2.79%)
  • Higher Education (7.51%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Privacy Law (3.87%)
  • Student Affairs Administration (1.53%)

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.

  • Privacy Law (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Student Support Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Student Services Specialist
  • Student Success Coordinator
  • Student Services Advisor
  • Student Services Assistant
  • Student Services Associate
  • Student Support Coordinator
  • Student Support Specialist
  • Student Services Professional
  • Student Services Representative
  • Student Services Administrator

Similar Occupations

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.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Student Support Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Maricopa Community Colleges (329)
  • Pearson Education (264)
  • University of California (105)
  • California State University (79)
  • University of Hawaii (54)
  • Stanford University (38)
  • Indiana University (37)
  • Clark County School District (32)
  • Salt Lake Community College (29)
  • University of North Carolina (27)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (26)
  • Fayetteville State University (14)
  • North Carolina State University (12)
  • North Carolina Central University (11)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (9)
  • East Carolina University (8)
  • Guilford County Schools (8)
  • Pearson Education (7)
  • Elizabeth City State University (5)
  • Duke University (4)

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!