Financial Aid Advisor Salary (United States)

A Financial Aid Advisor earns an average salary of $35,668 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Financial Aid Advisor Salary (?
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$27,646 - $45,131
(Median)
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45K
MEDIAN: $35,668
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Financial Aid Advisor Salary (?
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$11.86 - $19.59
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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50%
75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,646 - $45,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
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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$26,447 - $44,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $19.59  
   
Overtime
$17.06 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
   
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).
)
$26,447 - $44,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Job Description for Financial Aid Advisor

  • 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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Experience Affects Financial Aid Advisor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Financial Aid Advisor Salaries

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

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%