An Entry-Level Financial Aid Counselor earns an average salary of $36,003 per year.

$29,491 - $44,945
$29K
$36K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,003
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$12.57 - $22.29
$13
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$22
MEDIAN: $16.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,491 - $44,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$29,206 - $45,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $22.29  
   
Overtime
$20.21 - $33.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$29,206 - $45,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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Financial Aid Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Financial Aid Counselor in New York:
"I Wish I Knew About The Politics Of The Company."
Well, you will need to develop thick skin. People may not like working with you but you still have to do what is right for the school and still help the parent understand what may be wrong. You should be able to be personable, honest, open minded and have excellent communication skills.

Key Stats for Financial Aid Counselor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
078
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Financial Aid Counselor Salaries

Customer Service
0%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$36,000

Financial Aid
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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