A Financial Aid Counselor with Counseling skills earns an average salary of $38,495 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. 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.

$29,571 - $48,051
(Median)
$30K
$38K
$48K
MEDIAN: $38,494
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50%
90%

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$13.71 - $21.64
(Median)
$14
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,571 - $48,051  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
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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$29,420 - $47,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $21.64  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $33.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
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).
)
$29,420 - $47,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Experience Affects Financial Aid Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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