Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salary

Average Assistant Directors of Financial Aid in the United States make around $48K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $35K, and the higher rates verge on $62K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Assistant Directors of Financial Aid make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Assistant Directors of Financial Aid enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,010 - $62,846
$36K
$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,479
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$12.86 - $26.02
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$26
MEDIAN: $18.86
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$0$62K
Salary $36,010 - $62,846
Bonus $0.00
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$34,947 - $62,493
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 158
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $12.86 - $26.02
Annual Data $0$62K
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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$34,947 - $62,493
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • 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

  • 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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Moving into a Financial Aid Director position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $56K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Director of Financial Aid with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Director of Financial Aid with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Assistant Director of Financial Aid which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 60 salaries. An Assistant Director of Financial Aid with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$48,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Financial Aid Salaries

Customer Service
▲12%


National Average
$48,000

Counseling
▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 8%
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