Associate Director Financial Aid Salary

Associate Directors of Financial Aid in the United States take home an average $54K per year. Earnings sit near $39K on the lower side but can approach $72K per year on the higher side. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Associate Directors of Financial Aid, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Associate Directors of Financial Aid survey respondents are women (76 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,613 - $72,690
MEDIAN: $53,919

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$39,613 - $72,690  
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$39,328 - $72,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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.

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $54K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($53K) on average. Associate Directors of Financial Aid with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 21 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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%