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Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

Pay for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid in the United States sits in the ballpark of $45K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $35K to $60K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Assistant Directors of Financial Aid make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Directors of Financial Aid. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,853 - $59,838
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,842
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90%

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$14.40 - $26.79
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,853 - $59,838  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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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$34,907 - $59,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $26.79  
   
Overtime
$24.68 - $32.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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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$34,907 - $59,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Customer Service and Oral / Verbal Communication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $42K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $44K. Assistant Directors of Financial Aid bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Assistant Directors of Financial Aid who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $59K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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