The average pay for a Financial Aid Director is $54,555 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Regulatory Compliance, Budget Management, and Federal Grants.Salary goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Financial Aid Director Total Pay (?
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$37,058 - $83,844
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MEDIAN: $54,555
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Financial Aid Director Total Pay (?
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$11.92 - $21.34
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,058 - $83,844  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
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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$35,516 - $83,982  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $21.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
   
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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$35,516 - $83,982  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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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.
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
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Dallas
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National Average
$53,000
Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Financial Aid Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$53,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Financial Aid Director Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 32%
Budget Management
up arrow 27%
Federal Grants
up arrow 10%
National Average
$53,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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