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Associate Director Financial Aid Salary

The average Associate Director of Financial Aid in the United States earns approximately $54K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $39K, and the higher rates verge on $74K per year. Most Associate Directors of Financial Aid like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Female Associate Directors of Financial Aid make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,118 - $74,209
MEDIAN: $54,100

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$39,118 - $74,209  
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$38,880 - $73,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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Job Description for Associate Director Financial Aid

  • Oversee department-wide quality control in regards to financial aid policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and mentor student financial aid counselors to ensure that they are providing students with the most effective financial advice available.
  • Provide accurate up-to-date information to staff, faculty, and students on loan and scholarship opportunities
  • Distribute current financial aid materials and ensure they are available to all students.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Director Financial Aid

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

The average inexperienced worker earns $55K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $54K. For Associate Directors of Financial Aid, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Associate Directors of Financial Aid who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $62K.

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


76 %
24 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%