Associate Director Financial Aid Salary

An average Associate Director of Financial Aid in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K per year. Pay ranges from $39K on the low end to $74K per year on the high end. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Associate Directors of Financial Aid making up 74 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,495 - $73,979

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$39,080 - $73,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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 $56K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller 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 $55K. Associate Directors of Financial Aid who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $61K.

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Experience Affects Associate Director Financial Aid Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


74 %
26 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%