Bursar - Higher Ed. Salary in the United States

How much does a Bursar - Higher Ed. make in the United States? The average Bursar - Higher Ed. salary in the United States is $76,000 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $62,100 and $93,500. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Popular jobs: Architect I, Biomedical Engineer I, Civil Engineer I

Salary estimation for Bursar - Higher Ed. at companies like : BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLTN

Job Description

The Bursar - Higher Ed. provides leadership and direction for tuition and fee structure, financial aid resources, billing and receivables, petty cash, and payments. Manages and oversees operations of student, faculty, and staff accounts. Being a Bursar - Higher Ed. ensures compliance with university, state, and federal regulations and standard accounting procedures. Is the custodian of institutional funds. In addition, Bursar - Higher Ed. requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a top executive officer. The Bursar - Higher Ed. typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. Working as a Bursar - Higher Ed. typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report.

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Bursar - Higher Ed., base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Bursar - Higher Ed. in the United States. The base salary for Bursar - Higher Ed. ranges from $62,100 to $93,500 with the average base salary of $76,000. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $62,100 to $93,600 with the average total cash compensation of $76,000.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Step 3 of 3

Recalculate your target pay based on your unique skills and experiences

Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com's CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
Job Openings for Bursar - Higher Ed.