Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

The average Assistant Director of Financial Aid in the United States earns approximately $45K per year. Compensation ranges from $35K on the lower end to $60K per year on the higher end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Assistant Directors of Financial Aid claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Assistant Directors of Financial Aid survey respondents are women (74 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,065 - $60,428
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,183
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$14.43 - $33.94
(Median)
$14
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,065 - $60,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$35,100 - $60,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $33.94  
   
Overtime
$25.34 - $32.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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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$35,100 - $60,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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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Job skills reported by Assistant Directors of Financial Aid are limited. Customer Service and Oral / Verbal Communication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $43K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $45K. On average, Assistant Directors of Financial Aid make $49K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Assistant Director of Financial Aid with more than 20 years of experience can earn $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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