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Unweighted Median Salary by Carnegie Classification

2009-10 CUPA-HR Administrative Compensation Survey

The following table lists overall median salaries for various higher ed administrative positions. This table is for informational purposed only and should not be duplicated without permission. To order the full survey report, visit the 2009-10 Salary Survey page.

* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Senior Exec & Chief Functional Officers
CEO of Syst/District
323,000
437,500
209,745
*
243,890
Ex Asst/Chief Staff for CEO Syst/Di
132,298
148,715
*
*
134,390
CEO of Single Institution
243,150
375,000
248,842
225,200
165,950
Ex Asst/Chief Staff CEO Single Inst
97,000
130,500
95,460
84,498
76,384
Exec VP/Vice Chancellor
183,616
282,867
183,232
134,100
147,086
Secretary of the Institution
82,994
152,700
72,100
82,500
60,935
Chief Acad Affairs Officer & Provost
160,000
265,056
166,500
139,256
115,341
Chief Research Officer
200,408
218,400
129,937
105,000
92,936
Chief Technology Transfer Officer
162,598
156,966
*
*
*
Chief Business Officer
158,100
228,762
162,168
141,550
108,667
Chief Administration Officer
139,050
208,060
135,000
119,636
115,986
Chief Financial Officer
139,050
187,160
130,000
113,925
106,759
Chief Investment Officer
175,000
200,000
127,004
184,000
109,180
Chief Planning Officer
129,044
165,000
106,286
130,159
113,376
Chief Budget Officer
105,222
127,157
92,638
96,007
93,667
Chief Planning & Budget Officer
140,500
171,480
128,998
107,000
*
Chief Legal Affairs Officer
165,748
193,000
139,359
143,650
130,398
Chief HR Officer
98,990
145,248
92,920
82,407
89,128
Chief Information Officer
119,267
192,000
114,123
100,658
97,557
Chief Phys Plant/Facilities Officer
100,001
146,815
98,400
86,537
81,744
Chief Accounting Officer/Comptrolle
97,308
135,000
94,259
83,963
87,991
Chief Health Professions Officer
267,891
464,857
88,999
*
104,131
Chief Admin, Hospital/Med Center
380,000
480,468
*
*
*
Chief Student Affairs/Life Officer
121,613
183,476
125,000
105,970
101,945
Chief Admissions Officer
84,605
109,390
80,525
79,750
63,959
Chief, Enrollment Mgt Officer
118,648
149,263
123,584
111,344
81,755
Chief External Affairs Officer
149,774
210,500
140,000
123,700
130,000
Chief Development Officer
142,161
224,441
143,000
130,000
93,812
Chief PR Officer
98,840
156,900
90,320
83,543
74,430
Chief Development & PR Officer
140,236
215,400
142,128
120,000
99,171
Chief Audit Officer
100,563
116,856
80,666
91,000
82,955
Chief Diversity Officer
97,749
128,775
86,128
83,175
69,739
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Academic Deans
Dean, Agriculture
192,330
223,208
115,000
*
90,204
Dean, Architecture
185,296
195,000
130,949
*
*
Dean, Arts & Letters
120,891
184,000
120,868
104,000
93,482
Dean, Arts & Sciences
135,000
200,000
126,652
109,298
85,384
Dean, Biological & Life Sciences
109,225
224,306
115,287
*
83,077
Dean, Business
154,775
260,378
148,420
118,189
87,935
Dean, Computer & Info Sciences
124,515
214,240
147,265
127,882
80,730
Dean, Continuing Education
107,616
153,734
109,975
84,518
93,548
Dean, Cooperative Extension
146,953
170,652
*
*
*
Dean, Dentistry
285,000
302,775
*
*
*
Dean, Divinity / Theology
92,978
162,386
92,978
73,599
*
Dean, Education
130,394
179,953
120,934
89,113
86,212
Dean, Engineering
206,760
234,291
161,397
113,600
90,219
Dean, External Degree Programs
93,164
*
108,240
75,917
81,263
Dean, Family & Consumer Sci
181,089
182,998
*
*
*
Dean, Fine Arts
135,500
182,000
126,451
97,702
89,490
Dean, Forestry & Environ Studies
179,110
190,215
*
*
*
Dean, Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Policy
216,303
237,820
*
*
*
Dean, Graduate Programs
134,993
171,234
117,500
92,000
*
Dean, Health-Related Profs
119,279
181,358
124,996
110,979
91,255
Dean, Honors Program
121,539
129,645
90,459
*
*
Dean, Humanities
102,844
198,500
119,850
87,000
87,148
Dean, Instruction
89,185
*
*
86,675
89,185
Dean, Journalism & Mass Comm
170,641
190,000
122,470
*
94,777
Dean, Law
275,000
283,528
244,300
*
*
Library Dean
130,555
154,801
113,500
83,200
92,233
Dean, Mathematics
92,378
128,391
112,080
95,984
87,939
Dean, Medicine
427,727
410,961
*
*
*
Dean, Music
147,573
185,558
107,310
*
*
Dean, Nursing
127,340
190,041
114,396
95,074
82,400
Dean, Occup Studies/Voc Ed/Techn
92,000
136,005
136,590
105,781
85,862
Dean, Performing Arts
139,392
191,000
136,194
*
*
Dean, Pharmacy
213,159
224,626
185,400
200,900
*
Dean, Public Administration
135,900
218,000
*
*
*
Dean, Public Health
272,232
285,000
*
*
*
Dean, Sciences
131,000
207,000
131,619
94,016
84,736
Dean, Social Sciences
104,321
207,164
120,000
70,958
88,276
Dean, Social Work
176,819
195,738
99,639
*
*
Dean, Special Programs
85,511
148,294
80,965
92,050
83,720
Dean, Undergraduate Programs
127,150
159,655
115,508
100,000
86,026
Dean, Veterinary Medicine
229,000
225,082
*
*
*
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Associate/Assistant Academic Deans
A/A Dean, Agriculture
143,770
146,304
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Architecture
106,235
106,235
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Arts & Letters
98,374
115,306
95,976
*
*
A/A Dean, Arts & Sciences
100,266
116,168
90,000
85,249
78,327
A/A Dean, Bio & Life Sci
112,169
132,162
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Business
123,456
148,281
114,359
91,997
77,091
A/A Dean, Comp & Info Sci
119,211
161,513
*
102,500
*
A/A Dean, Continuing Ed
79,253
103,704
75,000
62,836
69,346
A/A Dean, Coop Extension
145,744
148,941
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Dentistry
174,300
166,482
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Divinity / Theology
82,949
80,618
73,300
*
*
A/A Dean, Education
102,250
112,171
93,415
81,900
*
A/A Dean, Engineering
136,888
139,085
113,699
*
*
A/A Dean, Ext Degree Programs
101,135
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Family & Consum Sci
116,291
126,372
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Fine Arts
91,509
95,617
88,255
*
*
A/A Dean, Forest & Envir Studies
119,483
122,051
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Pol
123,810
126,472
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Graduate Prgrms
99,154
105,513
84,422
70,500
*
A/A Dean, Health-Rel Profs
100,500
114,231
97,038
*
80,608
A/A Dean, Honors Program
83,583
99,712
78,030
*
*
A/A Dean, Humanities
94,328
117,600
89,333
*
71,210
A/A Dean, Instruction
83,745
*
*
*
83,038
A/A Dean, Journ & Mass Comm
100,844
103,476
90,066
*
*
A/A Dean, Law
133,663
133,418
140,151
*
*
Deputy Coll Librarian
91,485
99,600
79,499
*
79,922
A/A Dean, Mathematics
98,100
*
103,060
*
80,063
A/A Dean, Medicine
185,566
182,703
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Music
92,128
92,335
87,671
*
*
A/A Dean, Nursing
107,298
117,738
100,000
97,020
83,079
A/A Dean, Occ Stds/Voc Ed/Tech
87,773
102,329
86,895
*
81,000
A/A Dean, Performing Arts
103,450
131,919
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Pharmacy
134,273
135,415
125,469
*
*
A/A Dean, Public Admin
83,373
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Public Health
145,876
144,547
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Sciences
115,651
124,726
105,088
*
80,064
A/A Dean, Social Sciences
99,410
114,591
95,741
*
79,741
A/A Dean, Social Work
94,161
94,161
92,395
*
*
A/A Dean, Special Programs
62,882
54,224
*
*
60,165
A/A Dean, Undergrad Programs
82,971
86,429
85,878
74,437
*
A/A Dean, Veterinary Med
168,146
168,849
*
*
*
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Academic Affairs
Vice Provost
152,114
180,292
129,697
117,500
112,266
Assoc Provost
116,127
149,841
113,661
102,000
87,876
Asst Provost
94,553
109,279
90,114
87,240
83,122
Dir, Institutional Research
81,450
108,787
78,000
71,400
75,979
Assoc Dir, Institutional Research
65,171
74,551
55,000
52,141
65,211
Dir, International Education
84,131
105,435
75,902
70,265
75,523
Dir, International Studies Ed
70,000
79,361
64,974
62,300
88,916
Dir, Sponsored Research & Progra
93,227
112,587
83,246
74,966
71,489
Dir, Continuing Education
74,281
95,528
74,352
65,430
69,159
Senior Technology Licensing Officer
99,467
98,933
*
*
*
Dir, Distance Learning
74,662
86,770
70,745
61,941
70,239
Dir, Teaching Center
84,159
100,000
82,000
71,920
59,775
Assoc/Asst VP for Research
152,656
163,009
111,120
*
*
Dir of Museums
96,642
113,579
82,475
87,373
*
Education Abroad Director
69,592
77,575
61,639
64,777
*
Dir/Dean Workforce & Career Deve
89,141
91,560
71,576
59,136
87,820
Chief Op Officer (non-faculty), Med
244,152
238,704
*
*
*
Chief Financial Officer, Med Sch
172,733
182,202
*
*
*
Chief Admissions Officer, Med Sch
107,768
119,012
*
*
*
Chief Financial Aid Officer, Med Sch
65,592
66,728
*
*
*
Chief Student Affairs Officer, Med S
144,200
144,200
*
*
*
Chief Development Officer, Med Sc
152,808
160,000
*
*
*
Chief IT Officer, Med Sch
132,377
128,125
*
*
*
Chief Research Officer, Med Sch
201,829
200,000
*
*
*
Chief Librarian, Med Sch
122,290
129,311
*
*
*
Chief HR Officer, Med Sch
118,727
118,727
*
*
*
Dir, Library Services
83,590
155,001
86,473
72,050
69,022
Acquisitions Librarian
57,688
64,989
55,446
53,000
65,016
Head, Technical Services
63,278
82,593
59,364
53,258
56,845
Head, Public (Access) Services
62,257
80,017
59,682
54,516
58,366
Head, Catalog & Metadata - Lev III
59,725
67,841
57,319
50,251
77,253
Head, Collection Development
66,420
74,500
62,786
63,181
*
Spec Collections Libr'n/Archivist
60,095
68,834
55,433
55,179
*
Dir, Educational Media Services
66,106
82,460
68,673
56,057
63,931
Dir, Learning Resources Center
61,109
81,498
57,448
55,121
63,489
Assoc Dir, Admissions
54,724
65,141
53,371
49,230
51,786
Dir, Admissions & Registrar
71,866
97,616
80,000
60,467
67,846
Registrar
73,149
98,666
73,014
64,618
61,814
Assoc Registrar
54,906
67,171
51,159
49,116
48,677
Asst Registrar
42,259
50,283
40,965
38,522
42,152
Dir, Admissions & Financial Aid
105,913
113,556
108,386
118,892
70,383
Dir, Student Financial Aid
75,079
99,951
74,327
66,226
67,460
Assoc Dir, Student Financial Aid
54,687
66,090
52,227
47,798
49,569
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Business and Administrative Affairs
Dir, Risk Mgt & Insurance
88,900
95,790
70,477
80,080
83,095
Dir, Med Center PR/Ext Affairs
115,000
134,316
*
*
*
Dir, Med Center HR
141,014
145,000
*
*
*
Dir, University Research Park
150,000
150,083
150,000
*
*
Dir, Contracts & Grants
81,099
94,248
70,848
72,500
65,282
Dir, College/University Press
102,863
105,616
82,558
*
*
College/Div Business Affairs Officer
92,800
97,763
85,000
*
*
Assoc Budget Dir
82,104
91,582
75,129
72,589
76,901
Asst Comptroller
73,080
92,820
70,068
61,450
63,922
Restricted Funds Accountant
60,000
65,217
53,883
58,700
47,285
Dir, Accounting
77,834
95,000
71,556
67,032
64,480
Bursar
65,000
85,878
61,799
54,000
58,977
Assoc/Asst Bursar
51,028
58,989
47,400
38,185
48,377
Dir/Mgr, Payroll
61,527
78,561
55,159
47,316
60,212
Dir, Purchasing/Materials Mgt
75,932
94,185
67,962
66,778
69,112
Assoc Dir, Purch/Materials Mgt
66,424
73,337
59,013
45,322
61,099
Dir, Auxiliary Services
89,070
119,368
84,593
83,100
75,928
Dir/Mgr, Printing Services
55,262
71,200
50,457
46,890
53,042
Dir/Mgr, Mail Services
47,408
54,694
44,577
36,902
53,976
Dir, Bookstore
55,588
85,577
56,319
49,089
51,137
Assoc Dir, Bookstore
46,441
62,030
40,220
42,252
48,872
Dir, Food/Dining Services
82,658
100,925
77,110
77,208
63,400
Assoc Dir, Food /Dining Services
67,568
78,103
61,200
58,076
40,758
Dir, Environmental Health & Safety
83,656
100,728
69,526
66,612
68,890
Dir, Campus Security/Safety
76,100
106,641
72,060
60,265
67,563
Dir, Parking & Transportation
74,678
79,253
60,041
43,183
*
Dir, Real Estate & Space Mgt
107,195
113,488
93,600
74,638
*
Architect for the Institution
99,491
110,700
87,916
83,119
91,460
Assoc Dir, Phy Plant/Facil Mgt
79,627
100,356
72,860
67,779
70,922
Dir, Energy & Utilities
91,224
92,988
78,773
78,226
*
Mgr, Landscape & Grounds
57,201
70,814
53,299
53,986
50,160
Mgr, Building Maintenance Trades
63,658
75,901
59,098
55,996
61,339
Mgr, Technical Trades
64,388
71,248
59,815
59,515
57,592
Mgr, Custodial Services
55,091
66,350
50,000
47,184
56,067
Mgr, Power Plant
69,826
78,962
64,995
64,325
69,948
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Human Resources & Information Technology
Assoc Dir, HR
72,948
92,078
67,370
66,000
61,873
Dir/Mgr, Employee Benefits
67,716
80,179
60,000
55,249
67,167
Dir/Mgr, Training & Development
75,673
79,218
64,640
56,940
75,539
Dir/Mgr, Employee Relations
79,071
82,500
73,357
79,071
76,171
Dir/Mgr, Labor Relations
95,956
96,663
75,897
*
*
Dir/Mgr, Employment
67,209
74,513
59,300
54,645
70,000
Dir/Mgr, Compens & Classification
78,000
83,116
65,225
65,520
75,384
Dir/Mgr, HR Info Systems (HRIS)
75,307
84,216
67,474
60,672
74,689
Dir, AA/Equal Employment
92,446
99,456
83,208
75,077
82,103
Assoc Dir, AA/Equal Employment
70,301
70,743
73,463
*
*
Dir, HR & AA
78,574
97,000
78,618
76,109
77,500
Dir, Disability Services
58,486
69,571
55,676
57,120
52,965
Deputy Chief Info Officer
103,265
136,549
93,081
69,688
95,428
Dir, Academic Computing
88,536
119,557
80,028
86,162
77,427
Assoc Dir, Academic Computing
73,105
88,146
66,800
60,290
64,220
Dir, Admin Computing
90,747
116,002
85,792
80,295
72,879
Assoc Dir, Admin Computing
77,410
98,538
72,406
62,539
63,190
Dir, Telecom/ Networking
88,452
107,450
81,940
75,876
80,335
Dir, Enterprise Info Systems
96,809
112,416
89,280
87,940
82,129
Dir, Research Computing
105,990
106,000
*
*
*
Dir, Enterprise Data Center
92,587
97,094
86,169
83,671
87,707
Dir, IT Security
91,771
101,561
79,723
79,874
77,557
Dir, Instructional Technology
77,061
93,959
72,463
67,001
65,727
Dir, User Services
76,063
90,523
67,238
66,023
69,005
Dir, Info Mgt
89,440
98,041
69,993
68,663
85,128
Principal Database Administrator
79,220
89,798
75,124
65,459
70,766
Principal Systems Analyst
73,270
86,315
71,219
65,000
66,300
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Athletics
Dir, Athletics
96,886
193,081
96,118
81,120
70,124
Assoc Athletics Dir
69,112
101,142
63,000
60,421
61,377
A/A Athl Dir, Sports Info/Comm
46,965
59,258
45,423
41,672
*
A/A Athl Dir, Men’s Athl Programs
77,052
117,291
52,300
77,107
*
A/A Athl Dir, Women’s Athl Prgms
66,905
92,000
58,325
53,594
*
A/A Athl Dir for Fin & Bus
79,996
95,200
60,600
65,000
*
A/A Athl Dir for Operations
62,990
77,000
50,681
58,051
*
A/A Athl Dir for Ext Affairs
77,075
90,964
61,290
50,500
*
A/A Athl Dir for Devel
75,108
85,850
60,780
49,680
*
A/A Athl Dir for Acad Affairs
65,228
69,814
58,819
*
*
A/A Athl Dir for Compliance
57,180
70,500
51,250
51,613
*
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Student Affairs
Assoc VP for Student Affairs
96,000
118,479
89,253
71,782
95,274
Asst VP for Student Affairs
85,935
106,391
83,000
63,329
81,327
Dean of Students
88,772
109,155
83,350
78,000
85,943
Dir, Greek Life
46,467
52,457
40,100
39,000
*
Dir, Foreign Students
57,690
71,098
53,899
49,037
54,229
Dir, Campus Ministries
59,936
79,550
57,500
59,451
*
Dir, Minority Affairs
59,325
73,064
57,906
50,940
49,569
Dir, Conferences
61,576
75,487
55,484
52,820
74,505
Dir, Woman’s Center
64,636
65,831
58,000
55,000
70,759
Assoc/Asst Dir, Women's Center
46,045
44,504
45,143
*
*
Dir, Student Activities
55,319
67,857
52,956
46,146
59,195
Asst Dir, Student Activities
41,189
47,060
38,683
37,978
43,496
Dir, Campus Rec/Intramurals
63,328
79,004
56,800
45,880
*
Asst Dir, Campus Rec/Intramurals
46,410
53,650
41,842
39,169
*
Dir, Union & Student Activities
69,580
78,660
68,690
61,047
*
Dir, Student Union
70,395
82,682
62,400
54,785
*
Assoc/Asst Dir, Student Union
50,138
56,976
46,242
42,299
*
Dir, Academic Advising
63,647
76,440
62,371
55,484
62,015
Dir, Career Dev & Placement
65,900
86,325
63,319
56,000
61,011
Dir, Student Academic Counseling
68,000
84,030
64,419
55,728
68,796
Assoc Dir, Student Counseling
61,041
69,000
53,194
51,275
81,079
Dir, Student Housing
65,000
91,185
62,000
52,045
45,751
Assoc Dir, Student Housing
51,956
65,894
49,460
40,373
*
Housing Officer/Admin Operations
56,100
65,930
47,863
42,050
*
Housing Officer/Residence Life
45,000
61,625
43,863
39,075
39,757
Dir, Student Health Srvcs (Physician
153,684
168,444
127,984
128,156
*
Dir, Student Health Srvcs (Nurse)
66,707
84,195
66,241
56,274
62,555
Dir, Student Health Srvcs (Non Med
85,000
104,761
74,649
75,532
*
Dir, Counseling & Psych Srvcs
77,868
96,743
72,450
72,800
58,052
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
External Affairs
Assoc/Asst VP/Chancellor for Devel
117,150
152,796
100,296
106,500
122,500
Dir, Annual Giving
63,550
82,720
60,701
56,681
63,330
Dir, Corporate/Foundation Relations
80,000
99,500
72,380
74,900
77,978
Dir, Planned Giving
91,255
115,000
84,596
85,000
57,845
Dir, Alumni Affairs
68,000
103,002
64,000
58,666
51,037
Dir, Development & Alumni Affairs
71,360
102,162
74,818
65,446
66,023
Dir, Major Gifts
86,319
107,225
78,397
83,025
83,646
Dir, Devel for Instit School/College
80,000
87,367
69,165
75,048
77,250
Dir, Donor Relations
63,582
72,309
59,016
56,500
71,050
Dir, Adv Research/Prospect Mgt
64,821
76,449
59,971
60,535
*
Dir, Governmental/Legislative Rel
124,968
144,180
100,000
90,410
108,170
Dir, Federal Relations
121,477
121,118
*
*
*
Dir, State Government Relations
102,873
102,860
90,055
*
*
Dir, Church Relations
63,452
88,644
71,567
51,484
*
Dir, Community Services
62,824
86,198
59,522
53,169
63,954
Dir, Publications
66,633
81,832
61,526
62,093
64,584
Assoc Dir, Publications
55,797
60,772
53,040
49,536
62,861
Dir, Information Office
68,435
89,000
67,315
60,100
60,567
Dir, News Bureau/Service
65,000
79,523
57,568
58,000
69,730
Dir, Marketing
78,320
92,000
75,536
69,174
71,662