• October 21, 2014

Median Salaries of Midlevel Administrative Workers by Job Category and Type of Institution, 2010-11

  All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-Year
Academic affairs
Conference/workshop education coordinator, continuing education $43,734 $43,939 $42,731 $39,778 $47,228
Continuing-education specialist $49,903 $52,738 $49,153 $48,606 $49,903
Museum curator $50,478 $50,358 $46,191 $54,444 $59,358
Head reference and instruction librarian, level II $53,243 $59,689 $51,207 $51,734 $51,674
Reference and instruction librarian, level I $43,453 $44,525 $43,856 $41,000 $43,109
Catalog/metadata librarian, level II $49,899 $52,874 $50,858 $45,902 $66,411
Catalog librarian, level I $38,001 $41,388 $37,638 $34,875 $45,149
Coordinator, library services for distance education $51,877 $57,129 $45,364 $47,167 $60,971
Government documents/publications librarian $51,161 $55,521 $50,717 $43,828 --
Serials librarian $48,862 $52,425 $47,672 $46,908 --
Systems librarian, digital library $57,530 $65,856 $56,037 $52,241 $45,855
Admissions counselor $34,811 $36,516 $34,330 $32,833 $39,947
Financial-aid counselor $37,547 $39,240 $37,065 $35,040 $40,000
Academic evaluator $36,060 $34,911 $35,420 $36,280 $39,389
Business and administrative affairs
Administrative specialist $44,135 $46,458 $43,020 $42,215 $43,546
Staff attorney $105,393 $106,478 $100,000 $118,780 $75,151
Buyer $41,001 $42,491 $39,501 $38,313 $40,053
Buyer, senior level $50,500 $50,937 $46,965 $47,267 $53,691
Buyer, supervisor $62,793 $66,726 $55,968 $55,737 $54,921
Contract and grants specialist $50,000 $47,828 $50,503 $52,000 $55,639
Accountant $42,153 $44,027 $41,400 $40,003 $42,901
Accountant, senior level $54,481 $54,286 $54,226 $51,400 $55,535
Accounting unit, supervisor $61,800 $65,000 $57,885 $59,104 $59,488
Auditor $50,930 $50,860 $50,000 $59,883 $52,077
Auditor, senior level $64,952 $65,590 $59,642 -- $64,952
Budget analyst $50,017 $50,959 $48,000 $46,930 $53,127
Budget analyst, senior level $64,320 $65,240 $63,349 $62,728 $62,387
Budget unit, supervisor $80,638 $79,820 $77,738 $81,000 $73,000
Department business manager, small unit $54,821 $57,030 $48,993 $54,715 $58,726
Department business manager, large unit $70,917 $71,354 $64,000 $64,626 $78,171
Head cashier $35,000 $41,282 $33,079 $30,593 $39,651
Collections supervisor $43,000 $48,480 $41,616 $37,124 $46,215
Auditor, IT $58,300 $58,950 -- -- --
Auditor, IT senior level $72,826 $71,556 -- -- --
Manager, audit $87,157 $91,566 $78,163 -- --
Manager, IT audit $94,318 $90,265 -- -- --
Shipping-and-receiving supervisor $40,956 $41,428 $41,655 $37,812 $38,315
Print-shop supervisor $42,436 $47,529 $44,702 $36,899 $44,488
Mail-services supervisor $37,532 $42,356 $36,913 $32,193 $43,520
Child-care-center teacher $31,614 $31,877 $31,421 $31,150 $33,064
Child-care site director $54,167 $61,620 $51,136 $50,500 $54,609
Textbook manager $41,000 $49,744 $39,727 $34,900 $45,927
Food-service manager $48,024 $50,460 $43,140 $45,421 $53,107
Assistant police chief $67,981 $82,199 $59,846 $54,080 $63,819
Police lieutenant $58,109 $64,165 $52,872 $48,700 $51,025
Police sergeant $47,536 $55,004 $43,243 $42,036 $47,618
Police officer $38,622 $43,090 $36,213 $33,563 $38,057
Security guard $27,940 $27,319 $27,713 $27,854 $29,378
Environmental-health-and-safety specialist $53,546 $53,898 $51,386 $50,000 $55,353
Safety officer $51,108 $56,597 $46,857 $46,036 $49,805
Skilled-crafts supervisor $55,000 $58,177 $51,848 $54,011 $52,003
Coordinator, construction projects $64,724 $66,678 $62,265 $65,000 $62,135
Architect $73,651 $74,010 $71,370 $76,387 $75,381
Facilities-utilization planner $56,800 $59,786 $54,928 $48,276 $58,845
Facilities engineer $67,550 $69,570 $62,081 $65,862 --
Inventory manager $44,805 $48,179 $44,458 $40,941 $42,500
Human resources
Coordinator, disability services $53,006 $59,204 $46,725 $50,877 $52,570
Training specialist $51,290 $51,290 $46,000 $52,796 $53,919
Equal-employment-opportunity/affirmative-action specialist $57,057 $55,825 $57,817 $57,773 $56,894
Employee-relations specialist $47,250 $47,000 $44,075 -- $50,694
Employee-relations specialist, senior level $61,476 $61,000 $55,350 -- --
Employee-relations unit, supervisor $70,000 $73,028 $64,351 -- --
Human-resources generalist $43,359 $45,503 $42,932 $40,795 $43,768
Human-resources generalist, senior level $56,906 $59,387 $53,958 $50,987 $56,783
Credential specialist $44,655 $48,412 $44,194 $39,525 $43,056
Compensation specialist $47,291 $47,717 $45,000 -- $45,544
Compensation specialist, senior level $58,249 $57,635 $52,286 -- $55,188
Compensation/classification unit, supervisor $69,282 $71,656 $68,604 -- $53,461
Benefits specialist $41,453 $41,449 $41,040 $39,719 $43,044
Benefits specialist, senior level $51,244 $50,947 $49,550 $51,250 $51,512
Benefits unit, supervisor $63,334 $64,122 $59,928 -- $59,022
Labor-relations specialist $52,621 $51,750 -- -- --
Labor-relations specialist, senior level $73,492 $76,945 -- -- --
Labor-relations unit, supervisor $86,766 $88,154 -- -- --
Employment specialist $40,685 $42,031 $37,061 $39,510 $42,134
Employment specialist, senior level $52,100 $52,100 $51,284 $50,836 $49,378
Employment unit, supervisor $68,125 $69,132 $62,140 -- $68,788
Adviser, disability services $44,082 $46,052 $40,821 $44,082 $44,328
Work-life coordinator $59,213 $57,416 -- -- --
Information technology
Programmer analyst $53,007 $54,121 $51,478 $51,000 $54,445
Programmer analyst, senior level $64,492 $68,092 $61,034 $63,707 $65,719
Programmer analyst, supervisor $77,549 $81,205 $73,040 $69,155 $68,746
Systems programmer $55,635 $58,190 $52,644 $51,240 $58,839
Systems programmer, senior level $70,517 $71,189 $65,132 $68,513 $76,530
Systems programmer, supervisor $78,636 $78,987 $72,735 $78,135 $82,721
IT security analyst/engineer $65,212 $66,202 $61,930 $64,756 $64,743
Telecommunications manager $60,173 $78,396 $56,208 $52,500 $62,591
Network engineer $60,656 $65,107 $55,080 $54,430 $63,207
E-mail administrator $62,848 $69,200 $59,290 $62,491 $57,240
Network administrator $58,988 $62,573 $58,019 $57,428 $58,096
System administrator                $56,927 $60,465 $53,495 $54,303 $55,077
Database administrator $66,155 $72,582 $61,635 $62,539 $66,763
Data administrator $66,702 $74,263 $53,740 $65,069 $52,019
Manager, Web services/Web master $57,388 $65,044 $56,385 $53,006 $55,191
Web/graphics designer $48,024 $48,668 $44,502 $46,990 $49,875
Web/content developer $48,578 $51,844 $46,039 $46,479 $48,346
Computer operator, entry level $33,608 $33,363 $33,168 $34,444 $36,328
Computer operator, senior level $42,280 $39,214 $41,418 $43,608 $48,091
Computer operations, supervisor $56,607 $57,636 $47,532 $59,104 $59,110
IT support specialist $43,760 $45,941 $42,827 $43,065 $40,123
Help-desk specialist/technician $38,231 $41,250 $36,720 $36,920 $37,258
Help-desk manager $53,275 $63,239 $50,489 $46,276 $51,871
IT technical writer $49,470 $52,052 $44,934 -- --
IT project manager $75,475 $78,004 $67,012 $67,321 $79,910
Electronic-resources librarian $52,427 $57,650 $50,000 $48,760 $40,880
Media librarian $55,711 $63,080 $58,295 $50,336 --
Instructional-technology specialist $50,009 $52,914 $48,797 $51,000 $44,000
Multimedia specialist/technician $41,920 $44,254 $41,470 $41,570 $40,573
Distance education network operations manager $59,991 $60,069 $59,140 -- $55,702
Distance education faculty support manager $55,065 $59,873 $52,000 $50,000 $55,476
Online instructional designer, entry level $46,424 $49,153 $45,491 $43,240 $42,756
Online instructional designer, senior level $54,048 $57,200 $55,481 $55,212 $50,000
Athletics
Assistant athletics trainer/physical therapist $38,422 $40,843 $37,370 $36,592 $40,483
Head athletics trainer $53,844 $67,584 $51,671 $48,445 $48,695
Ticket manager, athletics event $44,028 $48,500 $38,918 $39,340 --
Head coach, football $90,651 $243,750 $85,850 $73,155 --
Offensive coordinator, football $56,085 $150,000 $50,000 $42,000 --
Defensive coordinator, football $61,160 $143,000 $53,025 $42,212 --
Assistant coach, football $42,888 $91,752 $41,573 $35,755 --
Head coach, baseball $56,053 $85,000 $55,854 $46,490 $52,086
Assistant coach, baseball $36,500 $46,070 $35,001 $25,000 $33,006
Head coach, men’s basketball $74,863 $225,000 $74,300 $59,934 $47,000
Assistant coach, men’s basketball $43,350 $74,321 $40,504 $32,000 $28,500
Head coach, women’s basketball $67,455 $150,000 $67,790 $53,089 $52,195
Assistant coach, women’s basketball $40,684 $55,975 $38,278 $31,965 $31,085
Head coach, cross country $41,480 $48,575 $40,881 $39,100 --
Head coach, track and field $52,583 $61,842 $50,057 $44,098 --
Head coach, cross country and track and field $55,593 $65,000 $52,498 $50,603 --
Head coach, skiing alpine/Nordic $55,899 $56,798 -- $53,405 --
Head coach, swimming and diving $55,140 $63,109 $47,880 $51,989 --
Head coach, men’s golf $46,143 $63,451 $40,584 $43,294 --
Head coach, men’s gymnastics $81,619 $82,810 -- -- --
Head coach, men’s ice hockey $91,316 $185,000 $65,703 $83,000 --
Head coach, men’s lacrosse $50,710 $111,700 $44,823 $48,750 --
Head coach, men’s rowing $53,236 $70,423 $52,015 $51,172 --
Head coach, men’s soccer $50,386 $66,334 $47,846 $45,982 --
Head coach, men’s tennis $46,174 $62,082 $41,808 $42,000 --
Head coach, men’s volleyball $52,424 $71,450 $49,104 $37,740 --
Head coach, men’s wrestling $55,000 $77,073 $51,129 $47,820 --
Head coach, women’s field hockey $50,712 $65,650 $43,920 $46,557 --
Head coach, women’s golf $47,770 $62,105 $38,147 $41,635 --
Head coach, women’s gymnastics $69,287 $80,160 $57,757 -- --
Head coach, women’s ice hockey $65,590 $84,000 $52,725 $62,500 --
Head coach, women’s lacrosse $46,446 $63,309 $43,150 $45,000 --
Head coach, women’s rowing $57,167 $65,726 $44,210 $56,550 --
Head coach, women’s soccer $48,556 $63,374 $45,361 $43,900 --
Head coach, women’s softball $48,188 $66,200 $47,116 $43,443 $42,000
Head coach, women’s tennis $46,575 $60,000 $38,606 $43,052 --
Head coach, women’s volleyball $51,052 $75,610 $48,936 $43,672 $41,121
Student affairs
Intramural/recreation coordinator $40,000 $43,224 $38,685 $36,539 $38,904
Student-activities officer $40,800 $43,286 $38,500 $37,650 $43,731
Campus minister $45,914 $51,262 $44,060 $45,000 --
Sign-language interpreter $44,920 $47,277 $38,959 $48,933 $44,046
Events coordinator $40,464 $40,958 $41,158 $38,342 $42,964
Events technical-services coordinator $43,417 $43,709 $40,122 $44,261 $48,818
Academic adviser/counselor $40,522 $40,814 $40,211 $40,450 $42,144
Student career counselor $42,375 $43,909 $41,178 $42,420 $41,500
Cooperative-education-program coordinator $44,833 $44,952 $46,263 $42,913 $45,575
Study-abroad adviser $40,697 $40,513 $40,003 $41,468 $44,336
Academic-support-center coordinator $46,209 $50,396 $46,461 $43,730 $45,247
Residence-hall manager (room and board included) $30,000 $32,025 $29,318 $27,980 $33,311
Residence-hall manager (room and board not included) $37,875 $40,240 $37,740 $31,007 --
Counseling psychologist $58,804 $58,961 $56,133 $62,508 $69,988
Counselor $47,013 $47,013 $45,887 $46,497 $55,520
Nurse practitioner $72,416 $74,348 $68,401 $67,977 $62,911
Staff nurse $47,954 $50,994 $46,054 $44,640 $54,527
Staff physician $132,947 $133,271 $127,048 $145,203 --
Clinical-research nurse $61,859 $62,689 $55,755 -- --
Pharmacist $93,875 $95,135 $84,033 -- --
External affairs
Annual-giving officer, entry level $40,000 $42,630 $39,762 $37,500 $50,480
Annual-giving officer, senior level $51,230 $55,000 $48,548 $49,000 $51,286
Alumni-relations officer, entry level $39,978 $42,090 $38,460 $37,454 $39,230
Alumni-relations officer, senior level $50,569 $54,371 $48,831 $46,750 $50,000
Major-gift officer, entry level $54,733 $56,000 $55,555 $52,000 --
Major-gift officer, senior level $73,660 $78,800 $67,384 $73,660 $65,000
Planned-giving officer, entry level $50,375 $51,345 $48,042 $50,000 --
Planned-giving officer, senior level $78,516 $92,500 $65,000 $72,850 --
Coordinator, resource development $43,493 $47,783 $42,377 $41,890 $54,100
Government relations specialist $67,275 $72,840 -- -- --
Public-information specialist $46,000 $47,097 $44,350 $42,265 $50,592
Assistant editor $40,930 $40,246 $40,040 $42,133 $47,044
Editor $49,990 $47,798 $49,017 $56,856 $41,198
Graphic designer $42,632 $42,570 $42,150 $42,486 $42,993
Writer $45,371 $46,460 $44,853 $42,613 $45,116
Assistant writer $35,875 $35,568 $34,500 $35,438 --
Photographer $42,720 $42,848 $41,810 $44,200 $47,596
Producer/director, television $49,615 $49,856 $44,835 $54,673 $54,257
Program manager, television $55,109 $55,825 $53,017 -- $57,438
Television engineer, senior level $53,000 $50,257 $54,079 -- $55,485
Manager, FM-radio station $61,803 $68,007 $57,530 $55,180 $66,908
Manager, television station $69,300 $84,100 $56,506 -- $59,098
Engineering/research, agricultural
Electrical/electronic engineer $58,176 $58,830 $51,854 $55,296 --
Electrical/electronic engineer, senior level $76,726 $78,363 -- -- --
Mechanical engineer $62,634 $62,943 $55,152 -- --
Mechanical engineer, senior level $81,168 $83,930 -- -- --
Research assistant, natural/physical sciences, entry level $33,173 $33,678 $32,600 $31,520 --
Research assistant, natural/physical sciences, intermediate level $40,320 $41,679 $40,522 $39,312 --
Research assistant, natural/physical sciences, senior level $49,448 $50,537 $51,452 $48,657 --
Research assistant, social/behavioral sciences, entry level $30,060 $29,678 $30,486 -- --
Research assistant, social/behavioral sciences, intermediate level $41,438 $41,484 $34,768 -- --
Research assistant, social/behavioral sciences, senior level $55,763 $57,224 $44,520 -- --
Laboratory coordinator $44,388 $46,956 $43,413 $41,831 $44,694
Laboratory technician II $35,453 $33,784 $36,252 $37,232 $40,406
Laboratory technician IV $43,363 $42,601 $41,013 $45,929 $42,650
Research field technician $38,304 $36,999 $41,880 $43,899 --
Research computer specialist $56,856 $58,095 $45,500 $49,801 --
Electronic technician supervisor $57,374 $58,105 $51,543 $52,450 --
Research project engineer $60,288 $60,424 -- -- --
Assistant research scientist (non-faculty) $50,529 $51,145 -- -- --
Associate research scientist (non-faculty) $56,321 $57,277 $47,750 -- --
Research scientist (non-faculty) $68,914 $70,923 -- -- --
Veterinarian $96,241 $98,866 -- -- --
Animal-care manager $51,000 $57,654 $44,387 $35,923 --
Farm manager $47,000 $49,436 $45,907 $42,025 --

 

NOTE: (c) 2011 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. All rights reserved. Contact CUPA-HR (http://www.cupahr.org) for permission to reprint the data. The figures are based on the reports from 1,106 public and private colleges and universities. The figures are meant to provide a broad overview of midlevel salaries in higher education. A dash indicates insufficient data. Doctoral institutions are characterized by a significant level and breadth of activity in doctoral-level education; master's institutions have diverse postbaccalaureate programs but are not engaged in significant doctoral-level education; baccalaureate colleges have primary emphasis on bachelor's-level education; two-year institutions confer mostly associate degrees.

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