Benchmarking Surveys

NASFAA uses a variety of benchmarking surveys and tools to determine what's happening in the field and among your peers, as reported by our members.

2017 NASFAA Benchmarking Report
This report presents findings from the 2016 NASFAA Benchmarking Survey, which updates the 1995, 1999, 2006, 2012, and 2016 reports. Where possible, this report shows trends in data overtime.

Salary Model
This interactive tool allows you to enter a number of variables that have been found to be statistically significant in determining salary ranges for various positions in a financial aid office. The model will then generate a custom report that measures your salary level against other positions at institutions operating in similar circumstances.

Staffing Model
Our Staffing Model allows you to enter a number of variables that are important in determining staff size in Financial Aid Offices, and generates a custom report that measures your institution's staffing level against other institutions operating in similar circumstances.

Previous NASFAA Benchmarking and Salary Reports

2016 NASFAA Benchmarking Report
This report presents findings from the 2015 NASFAA Benchmarking Survey (formerly NASFAA Salary Model Survey and NASFAA Staffing Model Report), which updates the 1995, 1999, 2006, and 2012 reports.

2012 Salary Model & Benchmarking Report
This report presents several descriptive findings from the 2012 NASFAA Salary Model Survey.

The State of Salary Compensation for Financial Aid Administrators and Staff: A Report on the 2007 NASFAA Staff Salary Survey
The 2007-08 Research Committee conducted this survey to update our understanding of key factors affecting salaries. Fringe benefits are included in this survey because they are an important aspect of staff retention and recruitment.

Key Factors in Compensation of Financial Aid Administrators and Staff: A Report on the 2003 NASFAA Salary Survey
Factors that influence the twelve-month salary of financial aid administrators and staff. A self-assessment model is included to assist managers in analyzing normalized salary ranges.


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