The average pay for a Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) is $34,797 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) Total Pay (?
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$26,350 - $45,995
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Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) Total Pay (?
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$10.77 - $18.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,350 - $45,995  
   
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$0.00 - $2,030  
Total Pay (?
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$25,596 - $45,332  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $18.78  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $29.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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$0.00 - $2,030  
   
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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$25,596 - $45,332  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 807
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Minneapolis
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$34,000
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Experience Affects Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) Salaries

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

Customer Service
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$34,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 190 votes.
Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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