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Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

Earnings for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid in the United States come in at around $44K annually on average. Pay ranges from $35K on the low end to $58K per year on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Assistant Directors of Financial Aid survey respondents are women (76 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$34,553 - $58,333
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MEDIAN: $44,460
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$14.34 - $30.50
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,553 - $58,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Total Pay (?
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$34,654 - $58,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $30.50  
   
Overtime
$24.68 - $32.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$34,654 - $58,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Customer Service and Oral / Verbal Communication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Assistant Directors of Financial Aid with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $42K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%