Director, Student Services Salary

Average Directors of Student Services in the United States make around $60K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Directors of Student Services survey respondents are women (78 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,476 - $88,463
$41K
$61K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,691
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90%

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$11.75 - $51.00
$12
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$51
MEDIAN: $18.51
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$0$89K
Salary $41,476 - $88,463
Bonus $0.00 - $14,544
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$40,721 - $89,887
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 329
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $11.75 - $51.00
Overtime $9.00
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,544
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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$40,721 - $89,887
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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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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Directors of Student Services who transition into an upper level University Assistant Dean of Students position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average University Assistant Dean of Students makes $62K a year.

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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 4 percent and 14 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. Those familiar with People Management also tend to 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: $60,481

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

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Directors of Student Services in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Student Services will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Milwaukee (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (22 percent lower) and Denver (21 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Director, Student Services

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Director, Student Services Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$60,000

▼3%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Director, Student Services Salaries

Data Analysis
▲14%

Project Management
▲5%




▲1%

National Average
$60,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼9%

Event Planning
▼29%

Customer Service
▼33%

Operations Management
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 9%
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