Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

Pay for Assistant Directors of Financial Aid in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $35K, and the higher rates verge on $61K per year. Experience level 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Directors of Financial Aid making up 76 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Assistant Directors of Financial Aid move into roles as Financial Aid Directors, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $55K per year.

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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 many Assistant Directors of Financial Aid, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $43K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $46K. Assistant Directors of Financial Aid who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Assistant Director of Financial Aid generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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
up arrow 6%

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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