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Director, Student Services Salary

Directors of Student Services in the United States take home approximately $57K per year on average. Compensation ranges from $37K on the lower end to $86K per year on the higher end. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Directors of Student Services make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,667 - $85,088
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$85K
MEDIAN: $56,834
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$11.61 - $28.53
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,667 - $85,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,026  
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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$36,752 - $85,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 508
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $28.53  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $32.56  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,026  
   
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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$36,752 - $85,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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.

Common Career Paths for Director, Student Services


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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Operations Management and Event Planning as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Counseling are, more often than not, also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Student Services

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


Directors of Student Services with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $50K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Student Services make a median salary of $63K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $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 1%

Budget Management
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$56,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

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