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Director, Student Services Salary

Pay for Directors of Student Services in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Earnings sit near $35K on the lower side but can approach $83K per year on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Student Services making up 75 percent. The majority of Directors of Student Services claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$39,254 - $82,374
(Median)
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57K
70K
82K
MEDIAN: $56,564
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$11.50 - $27.61
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,254 - $82,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,708  
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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$35,473 - $82,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 478
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 (?
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,708  
   
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).
)
$35,473 - $82,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
United States (change)

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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Popular Skills for Director, Student Services


Directors of Student Services report using a pretty varied skill set 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, 11 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Operations Management and Event Planning as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those familiar with Counseling also tend to know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Student Services

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. On average, Directors of Student Services make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Directors of Student Services who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $69K on average.

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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 11%


Program Management
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Counseling
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$56,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 19%

Operations Management
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%