Average Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) Salary

$39,062
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The average salary for a Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) is $39,062.
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Job Description for Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University)

Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) Tasks
  • 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.
  • Assist in the review of students' financial aid applications.
  • Coordinate and administer financial aid appeals.
  • Package, award, and disburse funds to students.

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Popular Skills for Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University)

Skills that pay less than market rate include Federal Grants, Counseling, Financial Compliance, Microsoft Office and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University)

An entry-level Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $32,903 based on 70 salaries. An early career Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,854 based on 217 salaries. A mid-career Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,354 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,418 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40,845.
Employees with Financial Aid Counselor (School/College/University) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (25.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (8.2% less), Houston, Texas (2.0% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 491 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.3%
Early Career
44.2%
Mid Career
23.8%
Experienced
14.5%
Late Career
3.3%