Financial Aid Advisor Salary

Financial Aid Advisors aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. Compensation ranges between $27K and $45K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Financial Aid Advisors is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$27,488 - $45,002

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$12.13 - $20.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,488 - $45,002  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
Total Pay (?
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$26,587 - $44,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $20.69  
   
Overtime
$18.11 - $32.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
   
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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$26,587 - $44,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Job Description for Financial Aid Advisor

Financial aid advisors are employed primarily by colleges, universities, and even some private secondary and "prep" schools. It is the job of these specialized counselors to assist students and families in finding the means to pay for educational services and matching appropriate aid programs, as well as completing and filing necessary paperwork. These advisors also inform students of new programs, scholarships, loans, and grant programs for which the student/s may qualify.

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Financial Aid Advisor Tasks

  • Coordinate and administer financial aid appeals.
  • Package, award, and disburse funds to students.
  • Assist in the review of students' financial aid applications.
  • Counsel students and parents about self-help financial aid programs, eligibility requirements, and application processes.
  • Plan and perform financial aid workshops to staff and students.

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Financial Aid Advisors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like College Financial Aid Counselor. Median pay for College Financial Aid Counselors is $33K.

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Professional skills reported by Financial Aid Advisors are few in number. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Federal Grants, and Financial Advisor can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

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Experience Affects Financial Aid Advisor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Financial Aid Advisor Salaries

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$35,000

Federal Grants
up arrow 1%

Financial Advisor
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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