Director, Student Services Salary

Directors of Student Services in the United States pull down an average of $60K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Student Services. Most Directors of Student Services survey respondents are women (78 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,064 - $85,417
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$60K
$85K
MEDIAN: $59,525
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$14.54 - $45.96
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MEDIAN: $18.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,064 - $85,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
Total Pay (?
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$39,412 - $85,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$9.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
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$39,412 - $85,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Director, Student Services

Student services directors are responsible for a number of tasks related to their institution's student body. They are typically in charge of developing guidelines for students, recommending new or revised policies that correspond with state and federal guidelines, managing student services staff, and overseeing budgets for student services. These directors also review and approve distribution of materials for students, parents, and staff members, as well as develop and approve programs targeted at students. Student services directors typically work in an office environment during regular business hours. They are generally hired by educational institutions such as colleges, universities, and high schools. On a daily basis, student service directors work and communicate with students, parents, staff members, and other internal and external individuals.

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Director, Student Services Tasks

  • Manage the operation of extracurricular programs and services for students at a school or university.
  • Identify and implement strategies for increasing student use of services and involvement in programs.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of student services departments and staff.
  • Oversee the administration of the budget for extracurricular activities, student services, and events.
  • Coordinate times, locations, and logistics for student activities, meetings, and events on a campus.

Common Career Paths for Director, Student Services


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Many Directors of Student Services move into an University Assistant Dean of Students role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. University Assistant Deans of Students on average bring in a similar salary to Directors of Student Services.

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Popular Skills for Director, Student Services


Survey takers working as Directors of Student Services report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Project Management, Program Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Operations Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Event Planning also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with People Management also know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Student Services

Pay by Experience for a Director, Student Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Student Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Student Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Director, Student Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 117 salaries. A Director, Student Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 34 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,317

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Directors of Student Services in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Student Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Milwaukee (+13 percent). Directors of Student Services in San Diego make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (21 percent lower) and Denver (19 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Director, Student Services

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Director, Student Services Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$59,000

▼1%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Director, Student Services Salaries

Data Analysis
▲16%

Project Management
▲7%




▲3%

National Average
$59,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼7%

Event Planning
▼28%

Customer Service
▼31%

Operations Management
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 10%
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