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Financial Aid Advisor Salary (United States)

Those pursuing careers as Financial Aid Advisors in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $36K annually. Compensation ranges from $27K on the lower end to $45K per year on the higher end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Financial Aid Advisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Female Financial Aid Advisors make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Financial Aid Advisor Salary (?
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$27,989 - $45,387
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MEDIAN: $36,029
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Financial Aid Advisor Salary (?
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$11.94 - $19.59
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,989 - $45,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
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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$26,679 - $44,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $19.59  
   
Overtime
$16.41 - $31.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
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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$26,679 - $44,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Financial Aid Advisor

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Financial Aid Advisors who transition into an upper level College Financial Aid Counselor position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average College Financial Aid Counselor makes $33K a year.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Financial Aid Advisors who took the survey. Customer Service and Financial Advisor are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Chicago
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National Average
$35,000
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Denver is home to an above-average pay rate for Financial Aid Advisors, 16 percent higher than the national average. Financial Aid Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent).

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Experience Affects Financial Aid Advisor Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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$35,000
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Skills That Affect Financial Aid Advisor Salaries

Customer Service
0%
Financial Advisor
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%