The majority of Associate Directors of Financial Aid in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $44K to $72K per year, and the median is $56K annually. Work is enjoyable for Associate Directors of Financial Aid, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. There are far more female Associate Directors of Financial Aid who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,699 - $72,178
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$45K
$56K
$72K
MEDIAN: $56,333
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$44,245 - $72,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $50K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $54K. Associate Directors of Financial Aid see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $58K.

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Experience Affects Associate Director Financial Aid Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
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National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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