Director, Student Services Salary

Directors of Student Services in the United States take home an average $57K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $37K, and the top verges on $84K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Directors of Student Services enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Directors of Student Services make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,486 - $84,412
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$84K
MEDIAN: $56,685
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$11.50 - $29.20
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$12
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$29
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,486 - $84,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,040  
Total Pay (?
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$37,068 - $84,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 521
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $29.20  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,040  
   
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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$37,068 - $84,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

  • 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.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of student services departments and staff.
  • 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.

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Directors of Student Services who go on to become University Assistant Deans of Students may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an University Assistant Dean of Students, an upper-level role, pays $61K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Student Services


Directors of Student Services seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Project Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. 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 experienced in People Management also know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Student Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Directors of Student Services, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $56K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Student Services claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Director of Student Services generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $69K.

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Experience Affects Director, Student Services Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Director, Student Services Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 23%

Project Management
up arrow 13%


Program Management
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$56,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 20%

Customer Service
up arrow 28%

Operations Management
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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