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Bursar in the United States

How much does a Bursar earn in the United States? The average Bursar salary in the United States is $75,143 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $61,404 and $92,519. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Manages and oversees operations of student, faculty, and staff accounts. Provides leadership and direction for tuition and fee structure, financial aid resources, billing and receivables, petty cash, and payments. Is the custodian of institutional funds. Ensures compliance with university, state, and federal regulations and standard accounting procedures. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a top executive officer. 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. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.

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