Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

Median pay for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $46K annually. Compensation ranges from $35K on the lower end to $61K per year on the higher end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Assistant Directors of Financial Aid enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Assistant Directors of Financial Aid survey respondents are women (76 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,170 - $61,138
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,649
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$13.86 - $34.52
(Median)
$14
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,170 - $61,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
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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$35,074 - $61,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
   
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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$35,074 - $61,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director of Financial Aid


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A lot of Assistant Directors of Financial Aid move on to become Financial Aid Directors, that group gets paid a slightly higher $55K on average.

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Survey takers who work as Assistant Directors of Financial Aid usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Federal Grants are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Federal Grants and Oral / Verbal Communication as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Assistant Directors of Financial Aid in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $43K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $46K. On average, Assistant Directors of Financial Aid make $49K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Assistant Directors of Financial Aid with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $59K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000

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

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

Federal Grants
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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