Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) is $35,123 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) Salary (?
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$26,663 - $46,842
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MEDIAN: $35,123
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Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) Salary (?
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$10.99 - $19.36
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,663 - $46,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,622  
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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$25,813 - $45,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $19.36  
   
Overtime
$6.70 - $30.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,622  
   
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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$25,813 - $45,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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Job Description for Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University)

  • 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 Counselor (School/College/University) Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) Salaries

Customer Service
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National Average
$34,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%