Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

For Assistant Directors of Financial Aid, annual average wages total $48K per year. Compensation ranges from $35K on the lower end to $65K per year on the higher end. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Assistant Directors of Financial Aid survey respondents are women (76 percent). Job satisfaction for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,148 - $65,117
$36K
$48K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,100
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$10.14 - $33.26
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,148 - $65,117  
   
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Total Pay (?
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$35,165 - $65,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $33.26  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
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Total Pay (?
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$35,165 - $65,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director of Financial Aid


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Although it's unusual, some Assistant Directors of Financial Aid transition into jobs as Financial Aid Directors. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $56K per year, though.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Director of Financial Aid with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Director of Financial Aid with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Assistant Director of Financial Aid which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 60 salaries. An Assistant Director of Financial Aid with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼3%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Customer Service
▲12%


Counseling
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 9%