Bursar Salary

Bursars in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $52K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bursars. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,850 - $75,790
$39K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,463
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$15.63 - $31.55
$16
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.65
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$0$75K
Salary $38,850 - $75,790
Bonus $247.17
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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$37,110 - $75,226
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $15.63 - $31.55
Overtime $0.00 - $41.43
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $247.17
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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$37,110 - $75,226
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Bursar

A bursar is often an employee of a university or private school, who is in charge of supervising student enrollment fees, accounts, payments, and reports. Bursars can also work on cruise ships and in other environment that involve financial accounts. A bursar at a school typically supervises a department, which handles what are often complex and widely varying arrangements. The bursar's office typically interfaces and exchanges information with a financial aid department, but is not typically involved in helping students secure such aid. The bursar does issue regular statements to students showing monies owed, payments made, and current outstanding balances.

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Bursar Tasks

  • Maintain student financial services payment records for tuition and fees to ensure payments are made on time.
  • Develop forecasts of school revenue to aid in budget preparation.
  • Supervise the work of assistant bursars and other student financial services staff.
  • Notify students of account status and develop payment plans to help students pay for tuition.

Bursar Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Bursar

Pay by Experience for a Bursar has a positive trend. An entry-level Bursar with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bursar with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Bursar which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 38 salaries. A Bursar with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 11 salaries.

Bursar Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bursar?

Bursar in Orange:
"Professional management of financial services for students."
Pros: Positive work environment with the ability to multi task in a professional manner. Able to provided excellent customer service to families, staff and outside vendors with regards to billing and collection of tuition and fee's.
Cons: Our team in the office needs to have more detailed specifics as to responsibilities of certain positions held.

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Key Stats for Bursar

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Bursar Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Bursar Salaries

Accounting
▲20%

Account Management
▲6%


National Average
$52,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Accounts Payable
▼1%

bill collections
▼6%

Billing
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%