Financial Aid Counselor Salary in the United States

How much does a Financial Aid Counselor make in the United States? The average Financial Aid Counselor salary in the United States is $35,285 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $32,920 and $41,184. 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. 

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$32,920 to $41,184
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Defiance College -
... and counseling. Must hold bachelor's degree (master's preferred). The ideal candidate will five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in higher education financial aid. Must have ...
LinkedIn - 3 days ago
River Parishes Community College - Gonzales , LA
Counsel and advise prospective, admitted and enrolled students in matters pertaining to the various ... Prepare and administer Office of Financial Aid budget. * Assist in the development and ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago
The Evergreen State College - Olympia , Washington
Provide admissions counseling information about the college (which may include, but is not limited to, academic programs/curriculum, financial aid, scholarships, campus housing, and student life) to ...
Monster - 6 days ago
University of Advancing Technology -
The Financial Aid Administrator will be responsible for reaching out to our brilliant students and assisting them through the FAFSA process, discussing other financing options, ensuring students have ...
LinkedIn - 8 days ago
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT - HUNTINGTON BEACH , California
Golden West College Financial Aid Specialist Job# G-024-20 Salary: $56,510.00 - $76,187.00 Annually Deadline: 12/4/2019 Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at: Summary ...
Monster - 2 days ago
Lincoln Technical Institute - Las Vegas , NV
Euphoria Institute is seeking a Financial Aid Advisor who will assist in the day to day operations of the Financial Aid Department. In addition, evaluate and resolve student inquiries, issues, and ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
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