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Associate Director Financial Aid Salary

Median pay for Associate Directors of Financial Aid in the United States is around $54K per year. Compensation ranges from $38K on the lower end to $73K per year on the higher end. Female Associate Directors of Financial Aid make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Associate Directors of Financial Aid. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$38,904 - $72,793
MEDIAN: $53,722

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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$38,904 - $72,793  
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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).
$38,479 - $72,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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.

Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $53K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $55K. Associate Directors of Financial Aid with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. 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 $62K.

Experience Affects Associate Director Financial Aid Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


71 %
29 %

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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%