The average pay for a Financial Aid Officer is $36,085 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. A skill in Financial Advisor is associated with high pay for this job.
Financial Aid Officer Total Pay (?
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$28,504 - $48,588
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,084
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Financial Aid Officer Total Pay (?
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$11.68 - $18.93
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,504 - $48,588  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,350  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$26,118 - $45,692  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $18.93  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $30.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,350  
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).
)
$26,118 - $45,692  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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Job Description for Financial Aid Officer
  • Verify and certify loan applications, then follow through to collections, including all documentation.
  • Assist students and parents with paperwork, eligibility questions, and handling awards.
  • Create, negotiate, and communicate financial aid plans for students that fit with existing resources and policies.
  • Oversee specific programs like the federal work-study program, exchange/visiting students, Title IV, etc.

Financial Aid Officer Reviews

What is it like working as a Financial Aid Officer?
Financial Aid Officer in Richardson:
"Student Dreams."
Pros: Helping students decide on a major that is in conjunction with their dreams and desired goal.
Cons: I will begin March 31st.
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Experience Affects Financial Aid Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Financial Aid Officer Salaries

Financial Advisor
up arrow 13%
Counseling
up arrow 7%
Loan Processing
up arrow 7%
Customer Service
up arrow 3%
National Average
$35,000
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 95 votes.
Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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