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Unweighted Median Salary by Carnegie Classification

2011 CUPA-HR Administrative Compensation Survey

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

* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Senior Exec & Chief Functional Officers
CEO of Syst/District
322,700
425,000
 266,100
*
252,343
Ex Asst/Chief Staff for CEO Syst/Dist
121,553
121,288
92,098
*
122,847
CEO of Single Institution
248,000
385,000
 250,000
241,488
167,895
Ex Asst/Chief Staff CEO Single Inst
99,013
129,273
99,011
85,000
76,356
Exec VP/Vice Chancellor
182,835
291,664
 175,100
136,500
144,871
Secretary of the Institution
85,573
172,125
73,468
84,498
66,029
Chief Acad Affairs Officer & 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 & 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 HR 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 Phys 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 Admin, Hospital/Med 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 Mgt 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 PR Officer
100,776
157,068
92,350
90,000
83,382
Chief Development & PR 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
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Academic Deans
Dean, Agriculture
208,440
223,300
 115,441
*
*
Dean, Architecture
185,544
199,796
 137,496
*
*
Dean, Arts & Letters
120,340
180,164
 125,000
104,167
90,579
Dean, Arts & Sciences
138,723
210,000
 129,918
110,373
86,279
Dean, Biological & 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 & Info 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 & Consumer Sci
181,624
183,325
*
*
*
Dean, Fine Arts
127,726
179,340
 124,373
109,661
89,880
Dean, Forestry & Environ Studies
185,480
194,950
*
*
*
Dean, Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Policy
201,211
227,706
*
*
*
Dean, Graduate Programs
135,000
170,350
 116,410
96,000
*
Dean, Health-Related Profs
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 & Mass Comm
169,200
194,500
 130,560
*
94,800
Dean, Law
278,454
289,800
 248,545
261,250
*
Library Dean
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, Occup Studies/Voc Ed/Techn
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
*
*
*
Multiple Academic Disciplines
112,884
196,460
 114,793
102,400
91,673
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Associate/Assistant Academic Deans
A/A Dean, Agriculture
137,957
143,322
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Architecture
106,243
107,494
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Arts & Letters
98,928
115,306
95,813
*
*
A/A Dean, Arts & Sciences
100,837
119,390
92,088
95,187
71,400
A/A Dean, Bio & Life Sci
111,326
131,586
95,000
*
*
A/A Dean, Business
125,004
153,131
 115,759
91,977
74,840
A/A Dean, Comp & Info Sci
121,029
145,270
 127,567
*
*
A/A Dean, Continuing Ed
82,000
96,935
77,276
76,568
68,515
A/A Dean, Coop Extension
148,670
148,941
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Dentistry
164,764
159,656
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Divinity / Theology
83,414
80,306
82,590
*
*
A/A Dean, Education
100,215
114,052
93,341
76,441
*
A/A Dean, Engineering
135,431
142,958
 112,860
95,000
88,488
A/A Dean, Ext Degree Programs
94,375
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Family & Consum Sci
118,640
121,845
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Fine Arts
87,237
98,220
84,331
*
*
A/A Dean, Forest & Envir Studies
113,752
124,296
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Pol
122,926
126,012
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Graduate Prgrms
100,610
109,421
87,737
79,900
*
A/A Dean, Health-Rel Profs
103,865
119,779
 102,593
*
80,304
A/A Dean, Honors Program
91,392
95,000
80,215
*
*
A/A Dean, Humanities
95,676
114,190
92,029
*
70,000
A/A Dean, Instruction
85,419
*
*
*
87,019
A/A Dean, Journ & Mass Comm
103,602
108,105
90,744
*
*
A/A Dean, Law
133,294
133,314
 131,077
169,136
*
Deputy Coll Librarian
90,772
100,457
79,319
*
66,409
A/A Dean, Mathematics
94,597
*
 103,060
*
79,514
A/A Dean, Medicine
188,206
187,283
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Music
90,000
89,994
87,663
*
*
A/A Dean, Nursing
107,675
121,875
98,100
94,436
86,910
A/A Dean, Occ Stds/Voc Ed/Tech
82,470
105,648
94,276
*
79,741
A/A Dean, Performing Arts
81,945
96,776
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Pharmacy
133,017
137,811
 128,394
*
*
A/A Dean, Public Admin
76,385
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Public Health
131,396
140,990
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Sciences
114,690
132,133
 104,608
*
86,700
A/A Dean, Social Sciences
102,267
113,600
99,348
*
79,750
A/A Dean, Social Work
98,000
103,239
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Special Programs
70,800
81,534
*
73,636
*
A/A Dean, Undergrad Programs
85,344
98,632
77,240
80,590
*
A/A Dean, Veterinary Med
154,175
154,175
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Multiple Acad Disciplines
96,237
*
92,750
78,361
*
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Academic Affairs
Vice Provost
149,591
181,107
 128,537
119,500
111,777
Assoc Provost
117,510
151,910
 115,541
99,876
92,292
Asst Provost
96,514
109,555
91,624
89,698
85,118
Dir, Institutional Research
82,002
110,000
78,526
73,488
77,160
Assoc Dir, Institutional Research
65,564
76,495
55,000
50,300
61,930
Dir, International Education
80,000
104,169
75,967
70,960
74,176
Dir, International Studies Ed
72,218
80,106
72,100
61,643
85,588
Dir, Sponsored Research & Programs
93,600
113,386
83,222
79,799
77,403
Dir, Continuing Education
74,814
101,000
73,905
65,400
70,681
Senior Technology Licensing Officer
104,711
104,711
*
*
*
Dir, Distance Learning
77,525
90,129
72,358
67,667
71,188
Dir, Teaching Center
85,108
99,416
82,449
75,835
67,955
Assoc/Asst VP for Research
155,229
158,478
 110,000
*
*
Dir of Museums
96,815
120,000
80,505
98,750
73,375
Education Abroad Director
69,500
76,735
63,727
71,219
*
Dir/Dean Workforce & Career Develop
83,117
75,876
61,480
61,255
87,430
Chief Op Officer (non-faculty), Med Sch
238,704
225,422
*
*
*
Chief Financial Officer, Med Sch 
186,000
195,406
*
*
*
Chief Admissions Officer, Med Sch
92,298
118,074
*
*
*
Chief Financial Aid Officer, Med Sch
64,728
67,787
*
*
*
Chief Student Affairs Officer, Med Sch
154,307
156,825
*
*
*
Chief Development Officer, Med Sch
146,610
154,788
*
*
*
Chief IT Officer, Med Sch
132,123
120,489
*
*
*
Chief Research Officer, Med Sch
212,880
228,048
*
*
*
Chief Librarian, Med Sch
116,637
124,736
*
*
*
Chief HR Officer, Med Sch
118,727
115,000
*
*
*
Dir, 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, Technical Services
62,967
80,288
61,125
54,398
54,141
Head, Public (Access) Services 
59,648
79,397
58,017
53,287
53,828
Head, Catalog & Metadata - Lev III
60,000
65,571
54,421
52,536
69,626
Head, Collection Development
67,657
78,041
57,881
63,600
*
Spec Collections Libr'n/Archivist
61,320
69,137
54,950
56,537
*
Dir, Educational Media Services
65,393
83,015
67,134
56,747
67,360
Dir, Learning Resources Center
61,095
78,886
60,205
54,000
60,986
Assoc Dir, Admissions
55,608
64,787
53,000
50,302
52,000
Dir, Admissions & Registrar
73,264
91,774
71,040
74,483
68,347
Registrar
73,483
99,788
74,675
65,782
63,225
Assoc Registrar
54,848
66,485
50,584
49,042
51,830
Asst Registrar
42,886
50,348
41,943
39,136
40,726
Dir, Admissions & Financial Aid
106,419
107,887
94,473
140,500
*
Dir, Student Financial Aid
75,349
102,003
75,085
66,545
69,295
Assoc Dir, Student Financial Aid
54,551
66,980
52,625
49,590
49,793
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Business and Administrative Affairs
Dir, Risk Mgt & Insurance
87,000
97,500
67,378
75,429
85,227
Dir, Med Center PR/Ext Affairs
120,000
136,008
*
*
*
Dir, Med Center HR
153,700
147,357
*
*
*
Dir, University Research Park
148,317
158,188
 143,197
*
*
Dir, Contracts & Grants
85,004
95,713
73,220
58,486
77,630
Dir, College/University Press
98,940
111,872
78,134
*
*
College/Div Business Affairs Officer
93,840
100,389
84,050
63,941
103,677
Director/Head of Title III Program
68,656
86,165
64,328
*
57,500
Director/Head of Sustainability
75,000
85,850
73,524
64,399
*
Assoc Budget Dir
82,500
92,665
75,068
74,270
80,697
Asst Comptroller
74,160
91,995
71,342
63,500
63,929
Restricted Funds Accountant
59,166
64,477
55,693
59,277
46,875
Dir, Accounting
79,304
95,262
73,761
65,679
65,924
Bursar
66,403
87,122
63,340
56,260
58,748
Assoc/Asst Bursar
51,180
59,460
49,146
41,567
49,010
Dir/Mgr, Payroll
61,892
80,024
56,400
49,020
61,253
Dir, Purchasing/Materials Mgt
77,100
96,500
69,797
68,424
68,172
Assoc Dir, Purch/Materials Mgt
66,674
72,058
59,673
48,892
63,066
Dir, Auxiliary Services
89,846
119,033
84,870
83,617
76,343
Dir/Mgr, Printing Services
54,952
71,936
51,896
44,508
52,554
Dir/Mgr, Mail Services
46,776
55,117
44,946
41,000
57,956
Dir, Bookstore
57,444
88,332
58,069
51,209
52,053
Assoc Dir, Bookstore
47,997
65,054
43,729
41,976
49,256
Dir, Food/Dining Services
84,794
104,823
79,029
77,819
65,133
Assoc Dir, Food /Dining Services
70,027
74,889
61,200
58,732
*
Dir, Environmental Health & Safety
84,429
100,619
71,400
67,361
66,188
Dir, Campus Security/Safety
77,000
108,552
73,624
62,817
70,641
Dir, Parking & Transportation
74,751
80,824
63,420
45,375
*
Dir, Real Estate & Space Mgt
105,364
115,201
85,650
94,903
*
Architect for the Institution
100,553
113,000
90,382
92,732
92,227
Assoc Dir, Phy Plant/Facil Mgt
80,000
100,939
73,000
73,211
69,293
Dir, Energy & Utilities 
90,677
92,850
78,838
77,953
*
Mgr, Landscape & Grounds
57,708
70,890
52,960
53,924
52,318
Mgr, Building Maintenance Trades
64,324
76,850
59,936
57,992
62,753
Mgr, Technical Trades
65,176
71,460
61,612
59,092
56,094
Mgr, Custodial Services
54,030
66,231
51,191
47,900
54,137
Mgr, Power Plant
68,008
76,373
64,780
62,650
*
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Human Resources & Information Technology
Assoc Dir, HR
74,254
90,901
68,350
68,279
69,535
Dir/Mgr, Employee Benefits
67,000
81,134
61,565
55,587
62,480
Dir/Mgr, Training & Development
74,600
78,900
65,353
78,231
72,994
Dir/Mgr, Employee Relations
81,600
82,699
72,456
83,037
77,009
Dir/Mgr, Labor Relations
90,449
98,102
78,946
*
80,569
Dir/Mgr, Employment
66,898
76,461
59,992
57,500
62,269
Dir/Mgr, Compens & Classification
78,915
83,311
67,301
80,000
75,336
Dir/Mgr, HR Info Systems (HRIS)
74,323
82,818
63,578
64,500
75,042
Dir, AA/Equal Employment
93,923
100,680
84,390
76,000
79,641
Assoc Dir, AA/Equal Employment
71,400
71,495
68,505
*
*
Dir, HR & AA
81,130
97,000
82,758
77,125
78,392
Dir, Disability Services
60,332
70,000
56,812
53,182
60,398
Deputy Chief Info Officer
104,686
135,643
95,270
77,435
94,304
Dir, Academic Computing
89,542
123,873
81,691
86,129
82,725
Assoc Dir, Academic Computing
74,938
86,491
68,180
72,050
69,723
Dir, Admin Computing
90,000
119,484
86,249
78,012
79,299
Assoc Dir, Admin Computing
78,350
95,342
74,318
60,712
64,454
Dir, Telecom/ Networking
89,471
107,590
82,000
80,134
83,226
Dir, Enterprise Info Systems
96,305
115,000
89,556
88,269
86,434
Dir, Research Computing
112,735
113,999
*
*
*
Dir, Enterprise Data Center
94,325
99,965
83,000
86,700
90,221
Dir, IT Security
92,982
104,498
82,729
69,000
76,804
Dir, Instructional Technology
77,880
95,467
73,120
69,168
67,918
Dir, User Services
74,146
93,276
67,670
64,739
69,103
Dir, Info Mgt
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
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Athletics
Dir, Athletics
98,086
206,550
98,880
83,190
67,975
Assoc Athletics Dir
69,779
101,252
63,675
61,151
57,810
A/A Athl Dir, Sports Info/Comm
47,066
61,396
45,602
41,814
*
A/A Athl Dir, Men's Athl Programs
74,485
137,721
51,500
58,338
*
A/A Athl Dir, Women's Athl Prgms
65,000
92,000
56,506
56,316
*
A/A Athl Dir for Fin & Bus
80,184
99,000
60,000
72,100
*
A/A Athl Dir for Operations
63,385
78,015
52,922
47,500
*
A/A Athl Dir for Ext Affairs
77,256
92,227
63,700
48,874
*
A/A Athl Dir for Devel
78,000
85,850
65,000
51,783
*
A/A Athl Dir for Acad Affairs
66,402
73,813
57,410
*
*
A/A Athl Dir for Compliance
56,000
70,250
49,272
47,639
*
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
Student Affairs
Assoc VP for Student Affairs
100,000
128,368
98,037
72,300
100,464
Asst VP for Student Affairs
88,640
108,120
84,465
62,000
82,267
Dean of Students
87,755
111,654
81,704
84,750
85,000
Dir, Greek Life
47,285
54,762
40,994
40,830
*
Dir, Foreign Students
58,865
72,493
55,978
49,178
57,052
Dir, Campus Ministries
59,348
81,505
56,678
59,083
*
Dir, Minority Affairs
60,155
72,532
59,634
52,765
53,265
Dir, Conferences
60,176
76,944
57,902
54,097
77,424
Dir, Woman's Center
63,000
66,149
60,008
55,000
70,759
Assoc/Asst Dir, Women's Center
47,000
47,000
45,829
*
*
Dir, Student Activities
55,608
70,000
53,313
47,255
59,195
Asst Dir, Student Activities
41,844
48,738
40,000
38,976
44,366
Dir, Campus Rec/Intramurals
64,500
80,727
56,198
51,358
*
Asst Dir, Campus Rec/Intramurals
47,252
53,935
41,546
41,393
*
Dir, Union & Student Activities
71,216
82,472
67,772
65,730
*
Dir, Student Union
69,666
85,965
61,455
54,821
*
Assoc/Asst Dir, Student Union
50,822
59,197
46,549
41,799
*
Dir, Academic Advising
63,054
75,109
64,044
56,080
60,000
Dir, Career Dev & Placement
66,157
87,362
63,982
57,644
59,373
Dir, Student Academic Counseling
64,601
86,078
61,950
55,015
69,326
Assoc Dir, Student Counseling
61,359
70,026
53,635
53,046
70,598
Dir, Student Housing
65,000
92,770
62,103
54,290
48,542
Assoc Dir, Student Housing
52,478
66,727
48,971
41,222
*
Housing Officer/Admin Operations
58,435
65,000
47,445
42,099
*
Housing Officer/Residence Life
45,438
61,500
45,683
39,577
36,502
Dir, Student Health Srvcs (Physician)
151,840
167,640
 135,402
126,883
*
Dir, Student Health Srvcs (Nurse)
68,845
85,451
68,336
59,582
66,946
Dir, Student Health Srvcs (Non Med)
86,280
104,850
74,790
81,315
*
Dir, Counseling & Psych Srvcs
79,226
96,743
73,015
71,277
58,129
* indicates 4 cases or fewer
All Institutions
Doctoral
Master's
Baccalaureate
Two-Year
External Affairs
Assoc/Asst VP/Chancellor for Devel
118,912
158,464
 101,377
110,662
116,288
Dir, Annual Giving
64,508
84,220
61,200
60,000
69,038
Dir, Corporate/Foundation Relations
80,168
99,007
75,117
76,398
74,100
Dir, Planned Giving
90,537
113,038
85,398
85,000
51,831
Dir, Alumni Affairs
69,345
103,002
65,143
58,628
57,195
Dir, Development & Alumni Affairs
73,635
104,454
75,000
68,230
59,380
Dir, Major Gifts
87,588
115,000
79,560
84,920
66,300
Dir, Devel for Instit School/College
80,190
86,001
65,043
78,831
77,606
Dir, Donor Relations
63,800
72,933
57,427
57,000
63,299
Dir, Adv Research/Prospect Mgt
65,467
75,250
58,270
62,291
*
Dir, Governmental/Legislative Rel
125,000
145,469
 102,701
92,620
103,174
Dir, Federal Relations
124,800
128,825
*
*
*
Dir, State Government Relations
108,000
109,873
97,055
*
*
Dir, Church Relations
60,649
*
65,293
58,924
*
Dir, Community Services
62,815
89,301
56,977
54,036
63,000
Dir, Publications
67,627
81,800
63,000
63,615
70,414
Assoc Dir, Publications
56,419
61,604
52,104
51,253
65,605
Dir, Information Office
69,650
89,100
66,415
62,072
61,167
Dir, News Bureau/Service
67,506
79,185
59,987
60,990
70,848
Dir, Marketing
78,510
94,000
75,879
69,949
74,952