Financial Aid Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Financial Aid Director is $55,260 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Budget Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Federal Grants. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Financial Aid Director Total Pay (?
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$38,352 - $84,209
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MEDIAN: $55,260
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Financial Aid Director Total Pay (?
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$11.88 - $22.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,352 - $84,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$36,174 - $84,364  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $22.98  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$36,174 - $84,364  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 387
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Job Description for Financial Aid Director

  • Propose and implement financial aid policies and procedures, and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Hire, train, supervise, direct, and evaluate staff working in the financial aid department.
  • Provide information to students on aid programs, maintain student records, evaluate aid applications, and ensure aid is correctly disbursed.
  • Manage the operation of the financial aid office and administer programs which provide financial aid to students.
  • Prepare applications for private, local, state, and federal funding and coordinate department during audits.

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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Aid Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
up arrow 18%
Dallas
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National Average
$54,000
Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Financial Aid Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$54,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Financial Aid Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 26%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 16%
Federal Grants
up arrow 11%
National Average
$54,000

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%
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