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Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

For Assistant Directors of Financial Aid, annual average wages total $45K per year. Earnings sit near $35K on the lower side but can approach $59K per year on the higher side. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Directors of Financial Aid making up 77 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,844 - $58,798
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$59K
MEDIAN: $44,566
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90%

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$14.34 - $30.50
(Median)
$14
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,844 - $58,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$34,886 - $58,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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 - $2,043  
   
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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$34,886 - $58,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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Professional skills reported by Assistant Directors of Financial Aid are few in number. 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.


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 $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Assistant Director of Financial Aid with more than 20 years of experience can earn $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

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 47 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%