Pay for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. Compensation ranges from $35K on the lower end to $66K per year on the higher end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Directors of Financial Aid. Most Assistant Directors of Financial Aid survey respondents are women (75 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,287 - $65,603
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,447
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$13.35 - $22.96
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,287 - $65,603  
   
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Total Pay (?
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$34,740 - $65,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$20.72  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00  
   
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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$34,740 - $65,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Job Description for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Assistant directors of financial aid are responsible for facilitating and providing administrative support to the director of financial aid of their organization. They are generally in charge of completing a variety of departmental tasks and providing report updates to the director, as well as coordinating and submitting financial aid paperwork and overseeing correct completion of financial aid documents. Other primary responsibilities include facilitating information of program requirements and deadlines, and provide responses to any written or verbal inquiries. They often lead a team of financial aid professionals to reach all department goals within specific time-frames.

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Assistant Director of Financial Aid Tasks

  • Track, analyze and explain the school's aid and disbursement portfolios.
  • Reconcile and explain financial discrepancies in local and federal systems.
  • Act as point of contact for students, government, parents, and staff about financial aid.
  • Assist Director with day-to-day operations and special projects.

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Assistant Directors of Financial Aid who move on to become Financial Aid Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Financial Aid Directors get paid an average of $55K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Assistant Directors of Financial Aid, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $44K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $46K. Assistant Directors of Financial Aid see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $64K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 16%

National Average
$46,000

Counseling
up arrow 5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Federal Grants
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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