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Director, Student Services Salary

Median pay for Directors of Student Services in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $57K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $37K, and the higher rates verge on $86K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Directors of Student Services is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Directors of Student Services survey respondents are women (77 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,761 - $85,214
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$57K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,098
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$11.58 - $28.73
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,761 - $85,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,074  
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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$36,948 - $85,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $28.73  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $32.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,074  
   
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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$36,948 - $85,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 transition into an upper level University Assistant Dean of Students position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average University Assistant Dean of Students makes $61K a year.

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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, Project Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Operations Management and Event Planning as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $49K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Student Services make a median salary of $63K. Directors of Student Services who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits 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 22%

Project Management
up arrow 10%


Program Management
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 20%

Operations Management
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 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: 59% employee benefits None: 10%