• August 23, 2014

Median Salaries of Senior College Administrators by Job Category and Type of Institution, 2010-11

 

Senior executives and chief functional officers All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-Year
Chief executive of a system/district $322,700 $425,000 $266,100 -- $252,343
Executive assistant/chief of staff for the chief executive of a system/district $121,553 $121,288 $92,098 -- $122,847
Chief executive of a single institution $248,000 $385,000 $250,000 $241,488 $167,895
Executive assistant to chief executive of a single institution $99,013 $129,273 $99,011 $85,000 $76,356
Executive vice president/vice chancellor $182,835 $291,664 $175,100 $136,500 $144,871
Secretary of institution $85,573 $172,125 $73,468 $84,498 $66,029
Chief academic-affairs officer and provost $164,000 $275,000 $168,150 $145,000 $118,645
Chief research officer $203,535 $224,500 $136,035 $126,434 $111,449
Chief technology-transfer officer $157,541 $164,800 $127,725 -- --
Chief business officer $162,828 $228,762 $163,432 $144,787 $115,242
Chief administration officer $141,917 $200,640 $134,890 $121,408 $116,495
Chief financial officer $140,000 $194,000 $131,983 $118,261 $110,700
Chief investment officer $178,675 $216,000 $102,577 $177,500 --
Chief planning officer $121,550 $164,409 $102,457 $121,992 $108,923
Chief budget officer $106,100 $129,482 $96,123 $95,000 $88,185
Chief planning and budget officer $143,789 $169,838 $129,273 $97,386 --
Chief legal-affairs officer $168,210 $196,781 $144,263 $154,515 $134,222
Chief human-resources officer $100,254 $150,000 $96,408 $84,592 $91,897
Chief information officer $122,228 $200,000 $115,579 $104,848 $101,075
Chief physical-plant/facilities officer $102,124 $150,338 $99,515 $86,179 $82,059
Chief accounting officer/comptroller $98,840 $138,100 $94,828 $86,050 $88,902
Chief health-professions officer $295,896 $525,000 $151,020 $104,511 $105,039
Chief administrator, hospital/medical center $410,000 $517,920 -- -- --
Chief student-affairs/life officer $124,125 $186,000 $126,250 $108,386 $103,346
Chief admissions officer $87,000 $110,031 $81,918 $83,300 $71,379
Chief enrollment-management officer $120,560 $150,866 $124,196 $110,921 $85,285
Chief external-affairs officer $150,681 $197,000 $141,499 $139,330 $125,311
Chief development officer $144,950 $231,300 $145,913 $138,322 $95,291
Chief public-relations officer $100,776 $157,068 $92,350 $90,000 $83,382
Chief development and public-relations officer $141,746 $222,000 $141,823 $123,450 $84,565
Chief audit officer $101,013 $118,525 $84,460 $91,910 $86,700
Chief diversity officer $102,447 $139,005 $91,337 $88,771 $91,567
Academic deans All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-year
Dean, agriculture $208,440 $223,300 $115,441 -- --
Dean, architecture $185,544 $199,796 $137,496 -- --
Dean, arts and letters $120,340 $180,164 $125,000 $104,167 $90,579
Dean, arts and sciences $138,723 $210,000 $129,918 $110,373 $86,279
Dean, biological and life sciences $115,787 $189,000 $128,000 $102,542 $76,863
Dean, business $159,112 $268,359 $150,000 $120,000 $87,148
Dean, computer and information sciences $131,128 $202,500 $154,050 -- $84,400
Dean, continuing education $107,534 $149,795 $110,000 $88,664 $92,735
Dean, cooperative extension $143,666 $170,652 -- -- --
Dean, dentistry $298,710 $313,650 -- -- --
Dean, divinity/theology $93,133 $159,500 $95,126 $79,665 --
Dean, education $131,128 $184,500 $125,000 $90,945 $86,237
Dean, engineering $213,119 $240,933 $169,298 $116,825 $81,312
Dean, external degree programs $95,500 $123,165 $95,500 -- $85,467
Dean, family and consumer sciences $181,624 $183,325 -- -- --
Dean, fine arts $127,726 $179,340 $124,373 $109,661 $89,880
Dean, forestry and environmental studies $185,480 $194,950 -- -- --
Dean, government/public affairs/public policy $201,211 $227,706 -- -- --
Dean, graduate programs $135,000 $170,350 $116,410 $96,000 --
Dean, health-related professions $121,340 $184,500 $132,578 $113,232 $90,125
Dean, honors program $123,198 $129,980 $102,000 -- --
Dean, humanities $109,109 $188,600 $120,200 $85,550 $88,289
Dean, instruction $93,848 -- -- $100,000 $92,425
Dean, journalism and mass communication $169,200 $194,500 $130,560 -- $94,800
Dean, law $278,454 $289,800 $248,545 $261,250 --
Dean, library $124,750 $159,884 $110,806 $90,000 $92,383
Dean, mathematics $93,646 $128,391 $128,000 -- $86,869
Dean, medicine $437,040 $437,286 -- -- --
Dean, music $157,331 $186,116 $107,000 -- --
Dean, nursing $133,820 $192,824 $120,084 $98,201 $85,000
Dean, occupational studies/vocational education/technical $93,879 $135,000 $134,396 $110,048 $90,011
Dean, performing arts $140,814 $211,630 $138,075 -- --
Dean, pharmacy $212,097 $230,000 $195,674 $192,950 --
Dean, public administration $149,816 $218,000 -- -- --
Dean, public health $285,500 $295,576 -- -- --
Dean, sciences $131,250 $207,000 $130,000 $97,651 $81,950
Dean, social sciences $104,721 $197,272 $124,182 $70,958 $85,945
Dean, social work $176,819 $200,000 $103,820 -- --
Dean, special programs $90,425 -- $80,000 $90,202 $87,824
Dean, undergraduate programs $130,488 $163,136 $107,500 $100,500 --
Dean, veterinary medicine $225,242 $225,242 -- -- --
Dean, multiple academic disciplines $112,884 $196,460 $114,793 $102,400 $91,673
Associate/assistant academic deans All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-year
Associate/assistant dean, agriculture $137,957 $143,322 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, architecture $106,243 $107,494 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, arts and letters $98,928 $115,306 $95,813 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, arts and sciences $100,837 $119,390 $92,088 $95,187 $71,400
Associate/assistant dean, biology and life sciences $111,326 $131,586 $95,000 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, business $125,004 $153,131 $115,759 $91,977 $74,840
Associate/assistant dean, computer and information sciences $121,029 $145,270 $127,567 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, continuing education $82,000 $96,935 $77,276 $76,568 $68,515
Associate/assistant dean, cooperative extension $148,670 $148,941 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, dentistry $164,764 $159,656 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, divinity/theology $83,414 $80,306 $82,590 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, education $100,215 $114,052 $93,341 $76,441 --
Associate/assistant dean, engineering $135,431 $142,958 $112,860 $95,000 $88,488
Associate/assistant dean, external degree programs $94,375 -- -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, family and consumer sciences $118,640 $121,845 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, fine arts $87,237 $98,220 $84,331 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, forest and environmental studies $113,752 $124,296 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, government/public affairs/public policy $122,926 $126,012 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, graduate programs $100,610 $109,421 $87,737 $79,900 --
Associate/assistant dean, health-related professions $103,865 $119,779 $102,593 -- $80,304
Associate/assistant dean, honors program $91,392 $95,000 $80,215 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, humanities $95,676 $114,190 $92,029 -- $70,000
Associate/assistant dean, instruction $85,419 -- -- -- $87,019
Associate/assistant dean, journalism and mass communication $103,602 $108,105 $90,744 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, law $133,294 $133,314 $131,077 $169,136 --
Deputy college librarian $90,772 $100,457 $79,319 -- $66,409
Associate/assistant dean, mathematics $94,597 -- $103,060 -- $79,514
Associate/assistant dean, medicine $188,206 $187,283 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, music $90,000 $89,994 $87,663 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, nursing $107,675 $121,875 $98,100 $94,436 $86,910
Associate/assistant dean, occupational studies/vocational education/technical $82,470 $105,648 $94,276 -- $79,741
Associate/assistant dean, performing arts $81,945 $96,776 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, pharmacy $133,017 $137,811 $128,394 -- --
Associate/assistant dean, public administration $76,385 -- -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, public health $131,396 $140,990 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, sciences $114,690 $132,133 $104,608 -- $86,700
Associate/assistant dean, social sciences $102,267 $113,600 $99,348 -- $79,750
Associate/assistant dean, social work $98,000 $103,239 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, special programs $70,800 $81,534 -- $73,636 --
Associate/assistant dean, undergraduate programs $85,344 $98,632 $77,240 $80,590 --
Associate/assistant dean, veterinary medicine $154,175 $154,175 -- -- --
Associate/assistant dean, multiple academic disciplines $96,237 -- $92,750 $78,361 --
Academic affairs All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-year
Vice provost $149,591 $181,107 $128,537 $119,500 $111,777
Associate provost $117,510 $151,910 $115,541 $99,876 $92,292
Assistant provost $96,514 $109,555 $91,624 $89,698 $85,118
Director, institutional research $82,002 $110,000 $78,526 $73,488 $77,160
Associate director, institutional research $65,564 $76,495 $55,000 $50,300 $61,930
Director, international education $80,000 $104,169 $75,967 $70,960 $74,176
Director, international-studies education $72,218 $80,106 $72,100 $61,643 $85,588
Director, sponsored research and programs $93,600 $113,386 $83,222 $79,799 $77,403
Director, continuing education $74,814 $101,000 $73,905 $65,400 $70,681
Senior technology licensing officer $104,711 $104,711 -- -- --
Director, distance learning $77,525 $90,129 $72,358 $67,667 $71,188
Director, teaching center $85,108 $99,416 $82,449 $75,835 $67,955
Associate/assistant vice president, research $155,229 $158,478 $110,000 -- --
Director, museums $96,815 $120,000 $80,505 $98,750 $73,375
Director, education abroad $69,500 $76,735 $63,727 $71,219 --
Director/dean, work-force and career development $83,117 $75,876 $61,480 $61,255 $87,430
Chief operation officer (nonfaculty), medical school $238,704 $225,422 -- -- --
Chief financial officer, medical school $186,000 $195,406 -- -- --
Chief admissions officer, medical school $92,298 $118,074 -- -- --
Chief financial-aid officer, medical school $64,728 $67,787 -- -- --
Chief student-affairs officer, medical school $154,307 $156,825 -- -- --
Chief development officer, medical school $146,610 $154,788 -- -- --
Chief information-technology officer, medical school $132,123 $120,489 -- -- --
Chief research officer, medical school $212,880 $228,048 -- -- --
Chief librarian, medical school $116,637 $124,736 -- -- --
Chief human-resources officer, medical school $118,727 $115,000 -- -- --
Director, library services $82,976 $155,901 $86,743 $72,862 $69,360
Acquisitions librarian $58,479 $67,381 $55,771 $53,287 $64,814
Head librarian, technical services $62,967 $80,288 $61,125 $54,398 $54,141
Head librarian, public/access services $59,648 $79,397 $58,017 $53,287 $53,828
Head librarian, catalog and metadata $60,000 $65,571 $54,421 $52,536 $69,626
Head librarian, collection development $67,657 $78,041 $57,881 $63,600 --
Special-collections librarian/archivist $61,320 $69,137 $54,950 $56,537 --
Director, educational media services $65,393 $83,015 $67,134 $56,747 $67,360
Director, learning resources center $61,095 $78,886 $60,205 $54,000 $60,986
Associate director, admissions $55,608 $64,787 $53,000 $50,302 $52,000
Director, admissions and registrar $73,264 $91,774 $71,040 $74,483 $68,347
Registrar $73,483 $99,788 $74,675 $65,782 $63,225
Associate registrar $54,848 $66,485 $50,584 $49,042 $51,830
Assistant registrar $42,886 $50,348 $41,943 $39,136 $40,726
Director, admissions and financial aid $106,419 $107,887 $94,473 $140,500 --
Director, student financial aid $75,349 $102,003 $75,085 $66,545 $69,295
Associate director, student financial aid $54,551 $66,980 $52,625 $49,590 $49,793
Business and administrative affairs All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-year
Director, risk management and insurance $87,000 $97,500 $67,378 $75,429 $85,227
Director, medical-center public relations/external affairs $120,000 $136,008 -- -- --
Director, medical-center human resources $153,700 $147,357 -- -- --
Director, university research park $148,317 $158,188 $143,197 -- --
Director, contracts and grants $85,004 $95,713 $73,220 $58,486 $77,630
Director, college/university press $98,940 $111,872 $78,134 -- --
College/division business-affairs officer $93,840 $100,389 $84,050 $63,941 $103,677
Director/head, Title III program $68,656 $86,165 $64,328 -- $57,500
Director/head, sustainability $75,000 $85,850 $73,524 $64,399 --
Associate director, budget $82,500 $92,665 $75,068 $74,270 $80,697
Assistant comptroller $74,160 $91,995 $71,342 $63,500 $63,929
Restricted-funds accountant $59,166 $64,477 $55,693 $59,277 $46,875
Director, accounting $79,304 $95,262 $73,761 $65,679 $65,924
Bursar $66,403 $87,122 $63,340 $56,260 $58,748
Associate/assistant bursar $51,180 $59,460 $49,146 $41,567 $49,010
Director/manager, payroll $61,892 $80,024 $56,400 $49,020 $61,253
Director, purchasing/materials management $77,100 $96,500 $69,797 $68,424 $68,172
Associate director, purchasing/materials management $66,674 $72,058 $59,673 $48,892 $63,066
Director, auxiliary services $89,846 $119,033 $84,870 $83,617 $76,343
Director/manager, printing services $54,952 $71,936 $51,896 $44,508 $52,554
Director/manager, mail services $46,776 $55,117 $44,946 $41,000 $57,956
Director, bookstore $57,444 $88,332 $58,069 $51,209 $52,053
Associate director, bookstore $47,997 $65,054 $43,729 $41,976 $49,256
Director, food/dining services $84,794 $104,823 $79,029 $77,819 $65,133
Associate director, food/dining services $70,027 $74,889 $61,200 $58,732 --
Director, environmental health and safety $84,429 $100,619 $71,400 $67,361 $66,188
Director, campus security/safety $77,000 $108,552 $73,624 $62,817 $70,641
Director, parking and transportation $74,751 $80,824 $63,420 $45,375 --
Director, real-estate and space management $105,364 $115,201 $85,650 $94,903 --
Architect for the institution $100,553 $113,000 $90,382 $92,732 $92,227
Associate director, physical plant/facilities management $80,000 $100,939 $73,000 $73,211 $69,293
Director, energy and utilities $90,677 $92,850 $78,838 $77,953 --
Manager, landscape and grounds $57,708 $70,890 $52,960 $53,924 $52,318
Manager, building-maintenance trades $64,324 $76,850 $59,936 $57,992 $62,753
Manager, technical trades $65,176 $71,460 $61,612 $59,092 $56,094
Manager, custodial services $54,030 $66,231 $51,191 $47,900 $54,137
Manager, power plant $68,008 $76,373 $64,780 $62,650 --
Human resources and information technology All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-year
Associate director, human resources $74,254 $90,901 $68,350 $68,279 $69,535
Director/manager, employee benefits $67,000 $81,134 $61,565 $55,587 $62,480
Director/manager, training and development $74,600 $78,900 $65,353 $78,231 $72,994
Director/manager, employee relations $81,600 $82,699 $72,456 $83,037 $77,009
Director/manager, labor relations $90,449 $98,102 $78,946 -- $80,569
Director/manager, employment $66,898 $76,461 $59,992 $57,500 $62,269
Director/manager, compensation and classification $78,915 $83,311 $67,301 $80,000 $75,336
Director/manager, human-resources information systems $74,323 $82,818 $63,578 $64,500 $75,042
Director, affirmative action/equal employment $93,923 $100,680 $84,390 $76,000 $79,641
Associate director, affirmative action/equal employment $71,400 $71,495 $68,505 -- --
Director, human resources and affirmative action $81,130 $97,000 $82,758 $77,125 $78,392
Director, disability services $60,332 $70,000 $56,812 $53,182 $60,398
Deputy chief information officer $104,686 $135,643 $95,270 $77,435 $94,304
Director, academic computing $89,542 $123,873 $81,691 $86,129 $82,725
Associate director, academic computing $74,938 $86,491 $68,180 $72,050 $69,723
Director, admininstrative computing $90,000 $119,484 $86,249 $78,012 $79,299
Associate director, administrative computing $78,350 $95,342 $74,318 $60,712 $64,454
Director, telecommunications/networking $89,471 $107,590 $82,000 $80,134 $83,226
Director, enterprise information systems $96,305 $115,000 $89,556 $88,269 $86,434
Director, research computing $112,735 $113,999 -- -- --
Director, enterprise data center $94,325 $99,965 $83,000 $86,700 $90,221
Director, information-technology security $92,982 $104,498 $82,729 $69,000 $76,804
Director, instructional technology $77,880 $95,467 $73,120 $69,168 $67,918
Director, user services $74,146 $93,276 $67,670 $64,739 $69,103
Director, information management $88,048 $93,500 $86,655 $64,275 $81,350
Principal database administrator $80,000 $90,420 $77,352 $70,967 $70,007
Principal systems analyst $73,553 $88,519 $70,720 $65,800 $62,538
Athletics All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-year
Director, athletics $98,086 $206,550 $98,880 $83,190 $67,975
Associate director, athletics $69,779 $101,252 $63,675 $61,151 $57,810
Associate/assistant athletics director, sports information/communications $47,066 $61,396 $45,602 $41,814 --
Associate/assistant athletics director, men’s athletics programs $74,485 $137,721 $51,500 $58,338 --
Associate/assistant athletics director, women’s athletics programs $65,000 $92,000 $56,506 $56,316 --
Associate/assistant athletics director, financial and business $80,184 $99,000 $60,000 $72,100 --
Associate/assistant athletics director, operations $63,385 $78,015 $52,922 $47,500 --
Associate/assistant athletics director, external affairs $77,256 $92,227 $63,700 $48,874 --
Associate/assistant athletics director, development $78,000 $85,850 $65,000 $51,783 --
Associate/assistant athletics director, academic affairs $66,402 $73,813 $57,410 -- --
Associate/assistant athletics director, compliance $56,000 $70,250 $49,272 $47,639 --
Student affairs All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-year
Associate vice president, student affairs $100,000 $128,368 $98,037 $72,300 $100,464
Assistant vice president, student affairs $88,640 $108,120 $84,465 $62,000 $82,267
Dean, students $87,755 $111,654 $81,704 $84,750 $85,000
Director, Greek life $47,285 $54,762 $40,994 $40,830 --
Director, foreign students $58,865 $72,493 $55,978 $49,178 $57,052
Director, campus ministries $59,348 $81,505 $56,678 $59,083 --
Director, minority affairs $60,155 $72,532 $59,634 $52,765 $53,265
Director, conferences $60,176 $76,944 $57,902 $54,097 $77,424
Director, women’s center $63,000 $66,149 $60,008 $55,000 $70,759
Associate/assistant director, women's center $47,000 $47,000 $45,829 -- --
Director, student activities $55,608 $70,000 $53,313 $47,255 $59,195
Assistant director, student activities $41,844 $48,738 $40,000 $38,976 $44,366
Director, campus recreation/intramurals $64,500 $80,727 $56,198 $51,358 --
Assistant director, campus recreation/intramurals $47,252 $53,935 $41,546 $41,393 --
Director, union and student activities $71,216 $82,472 $67,772 $65,730 --
Director, student union $69,666 $85,965 $61,455 $54,821 --
Associate/assistant director, student union $50,822 $59,197 $46,549 $41,799 --
Director, academic advising $63,054 $75,109 $64,044 $56,080 $60,000
Director, career development and placement $66,157 $87,362 $63,982 $57,644 $59,373
Director, student academic counseling $64,601 $86,078 $61,950 $55,015 $69,326
Associate director, student counseling $61,359 $70,026 $53,635 $53,046 $70,598
Director, student housing $65,000 $92,770 $62,103 $54,290 $48,542
Associate director, student housing $52,478 $66,727 $48,971 $41,222 --
Housing officer/admininstrative operations $58,435 $65,000 $47,445 $42,099 --
Housing officer/residence life $45,438 $61,500 $45,683 $39,577 $36,502
Director, student health services, physician $151,840 $167,640 $135,402 $126,883 --
Director, student health services, nurse $68,845 $85,451 $68,336 $59,582 $66,946
Director, student health services, nonmedical administrator $86,280 $104,850 $74,790 $81,315 --
Director, counseling and psychological services $79,226 $96,743 $73,015 $71,277 $58,129
External affairs All Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate 2-year
Associate/assistant vice president/chancellor, development $118,912 $158,464 $101,377 $110,662 $116,288
Director, annual giving $64,508 $84,220 $61,200 $60,000 $69,038
Director, corporate/foundation relations $80,168 $99,007 $75,117 $76,398 $74,100
Director, planned giving $90,537 $113,038 $85,398 $85,000 $51,831
Director, alumni affairs $69,345 $103,002 $65,143 $58,628 $57,195
Director, development and alumni affairs $73,635 $104,454 $75,000 $68,230 $59,380
Director, major gifts $87,588 $115,000 $79,560 $84,920 $66,300
Director, development for school or college $80,190 $86,001 $65,043 $78,831 $77,606
Director, donor relations $63,800 $72,933 $57,427 $57,000 $63,299
Director, advance research/prospect management $65,467 $75,250 $58,270 $62,291 --
Director, governmental/legislative relations $125,000 $145,469 $102,701 $92,620 $103,174
Director, federal relations $124,800 $128,825 -- -- --
Director, state government relations $108,000 $109,873 $97,055 -- --
Director, church relations $60,649 -- $65,293 $58,924 --
Director, community services $62,815 $89,301 $56,977 $54,036 $63,000
Director, publications $67,627 $81,800 $63,000 $63,615 $70,414
Associate director, publications $56,419 $61,604 $52,104 $51,253 $65,605
Director, information office $69,650 $89,100 $66,415 $62,072 $61,167
Director, news bureau/service $67,506 $79,185 $59,987 $60,990 $70,848
Director, marketing $78,510 $94,000 $75,879 $69,949 $74,952

 

NOTE: © 2011 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. All rights reserved. Contact CUPA-HR for permission to reprint the data. The figures are based on the reports from 1,256 public and private colleges and universities. The figures are meant to provide a broad overview of 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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