Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

An average Assistant Director of Financial Aid in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $35K and $67K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Directors of Financial Aid making up 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,036 - $66,726
$36K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,102
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,036 - $66,726  
   
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$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$35,186 - $66,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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
$0.00  
   
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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$35,186 - $66,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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Many Assistant Directors of Financial Aid advance into a slightly higher-paying Financial Aid Director position. Average compensation for Financial Aid Directors is $56K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

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


For Assistant Directors of Financial Aid, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $44K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. As Assistant Directors of Financial Aid reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $65K.

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Key Stats for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼2%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Customer Service
▲12%

Counseling
▼0%

Federal Grants
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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