Director, Student Services Salary

Directors of Student Services in the United States pull down an average of $57K per year. Pay ranges from $37K on the low end to $84K per year on the high end. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Directors of Student Services claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Student Services making up 77 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,430 - $84,301

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$11.54 - $28.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,430 - $84,301  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
Total Pay (?
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$36,928 - $84,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $28.94  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $32.56  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
   
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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$36,928 - $84,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like University Assistant Dean of Students. Median pay for University Assistant Deans of Students is $61K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Student Services


Directors of Student Services seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 familiar with 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. Directors of Student Services bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 42 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 San Diego (+42 percent), New York (+27 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Directors of Student Services in Dallas earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Fort Lauderdale (15 percent lower) and Rochester (12 percent lower).

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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 98 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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