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Director, Student Services Salary (United States)

Pay for Directors of Student Services in the United States is typically around $56K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Female Directors of Student Services make up most of the field at 76 percent. Most Directors of Student Services report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Director, Student Services Salary (?
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$38,755 - $81,407
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MEDIAN: $55,842
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Director, Student Services Salary (?
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$11.50 - $27.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,755 - $81,407  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,204  
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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$35,224 - $81,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $27.61  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $32.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,204  
   
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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$35,224 - $81,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Director, Student Services

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Directors of Student Services may not experience a change in pay as they move on to an upper-level role like University Assistant Dean of Students. University Assistant Deans of Students usually make $61K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Student Services

Directors of Student Services report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, People Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 12 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Operations Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Counseling also know People Management.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $68K. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in eight.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$55,000
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Directors of Student Services will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Directors of Student Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Director, Student Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Director, Student Services Salaries

Data Analysis
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Budget Management
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Counseling
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$55,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
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Event Planning
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%