Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

For Assistant Directors of Financial Aid, annual average wages total $45K per year. Pay generally varies between $35K and $60K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Assistant Directors of Financial Aid make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,071 - $60,269
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,183
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90%

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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
$35,071 - $60,269  
   
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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$35,108 - $60,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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$35,108 - $60,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey takers who work as Assistant Directors of Financial Aid usually report a few specific skills. 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. During the first five years of their careers, Assistant Directors of Financial Aid see a median income of $43K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $45K. For Assistant Directors of Financial Aid, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. As Assistant Directors of Financial Aid reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $59K.

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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
75 %
Male
25 %

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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%
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