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Unweighted Median Salary by Carnegie Classification

2015 CUPA-HR Administrators in Higher Education Salary 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
Research Universities**
Other Doctoral**
Master's
Baccalaureate
Associate's
Top Executive and Senior Institutional Officers
Chief Exec Officer, System
388,000
500,040
*
416,853
*
298,700
CEO, Single Inst/Campus in Syst
290,001
450,000
367,640
291,000
275,058
187,595
Exec VP/Vice Chancellor
191,316
381,655
318,500
185,085
152,880
153,750
Chief Acad Affairs Officer/Prov
187,120
336,563
230,488
192,000
161,625
131,200
Chief Business Officer
180,000
276,861
215,595
180,353
163,308
128,151
Chief Athletics Admr
115,000
275,000
159,650
115,000
95,285
79,562
Chief Audit Officer
117,695
140,000
110,080
89,790
87,195
104,772
Chief Dev/Advance Officer
161,407
282,180
210,120
160,043
151,949
107,629
Chief Enrollment Mgt Officer
140,000
185,520
163,300
138,000
132,600
98,922
Chief Exten/Engagement Officer
135,670
196,715
*
107,100
84,288
108,829
Chief External Affairs Officer
167,088
220,909
185,200
139,295
139,616
140,814
Chief Facilities Officer
113,300
181,590
137,334
110,334
95,098
95,817
Chief Financial Officer
169,427
250,000
228,888
148,840
145,000
123,755
Chief Health Affairs Officer
404,000
648,336
*
112,796
74,319
99,921
Chief Human Resources Officer
112,100
172,199
143,000
104,752
91,439
102,991
Chief Info/IT Officer
134,168
229,500
173,626
129,162
111,092
112,430
Chief Instal Planning Officer
146,312
199,067
162,861
130,334
133,320
106,394
Chief Instal Research Officer
91,718
127,579
107,588
88,185
82,000
85,457
Chief Investment Officer
193,209
306,052
157,304
109,262
231,577
*
Chief Legal Affairs Officer
188,700
231,585
207,756
163,810
169,116
147,920
Chief Library Officer
94,300
200,500
125,228
94,624
78,769
73,348
Chief Pub Relations Officer
111,126
188,700
135,000
101,565
95,634
84,636
Chief Research Officer
229,790
278,132
175,000
152,344
87,480
92,121
Chief Stu Affairs/Life Officer
137,484
212,665
166,701
138,059
121,896
110,355
Academic Deans
Dean Agriculture
232,803
248,500
*
147,000
*
*
Dean Architecture/Design
210,120
227,493
*
155,893
*
*
Dean Arts and Letters
140,790
183,000
179,557
132,127
109,650
96,853
Dean Arts and Sciences
150,000
250,258
188,600
142,000
115,566
93,910
Dean Biological and Life Sci
150,298
259,987
*
144,048
106,068
94,225
Dean Business
180,315
334,130
202,056
165,553
125,000
100,312
Dean Computer and Info Sci
177,747
247,540
233,638
137,917
*
91,029
Dean Continuing Ed
117,771
178,204
135,487
120,000
100,000
95,547
Dean Coop Extension
183,629
201,110
*
*
*
*
Dean Dentistry
331,200
338,590
*
*
*
*
Dean Divinity/Religion
98,059
165,000
106,575
96,784
89,463
*
Dean Education
148,123
210,636
163,165
135,527
96,551
107,779
Dean Engineering
247,022
286,989
228,094
190,210
115,415
97,161
Dean External Degree Prgms
97,664
*
*
*
*
93,328
Dean Family and Cons Sci
212,620
214,894
*
*
*
*
Dean Fine Arts
145,154
201,650
175,455
135,796
113,021
103,429
Dean Forestry & Environ Studies
197,683
220,648
*
149,525
*
*
Dean Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Pol
250,970
271,039
*
*
*
*
Dean Graduate School
150,290
198,870
153,049
125,062
99,441
*
Dean Hth-Related Professions
140,000
201,473
171,857
145,716
103,759
100,500
Dean Honors Program
140,000
151,260
136,002
110,008
*
*
Dean Humanities
129,724
233,204
*
137,926
102,207
100,102
Dean Instruction
97,320
*
*
*
93,354
97,210
Dean Journalism & Mass Comm
182,894
211,080
201,250
145,478
*
105,437
Dean Law
307,595
318,888
332,500
271,830
*
*
Dean Library Sciences
140,000
179,507
138,579
120,009
*
88,223
Dean Mathematics
104,061
*
*
152,973
*
100,644
Dean Medicine
492,213
525,966
494,425
372,750
*
*
Dean Music
177,748
203,500
*
132,110
121,768
*
Dean Nursing
140,000
236,688
170,207
128,633
101,122
95,780
Dean Occup Studies/Voc Ed/Tech
103,335
141,856
*
136,685
92,000
96,336
Dean Performing Arts
168,047
210,000
*
162,564
*
*
Dean Pharmacy
245,000
273,000
234,845
207,875
220,000
*
Dean Pub Admin
171,023
*
*
*
*
*
Dean Pub Health
292,980
310,000
*
*
*
*
Dean Sciences
143,732
248,066
170,866
139,214
107,594
95,254
Dean Social Sciences
115,000
252,340
*
137,226
93,641
92,036
Dean Social Work
202,280
212,205
*
129,771
*
*
Dean Special Programs
100,404
*
*
128,800
112,366
86,374
Dean Undergrad Programs
125,261
190,300
141,143
117,784
104,752
94,739
Dean Veterinary Medicine
271,401
269,996
*
*
*
*
Dean of Students
95,442
130,029
114,730
92,006
82,749
91,109
Institutional Administrators
Chief Accnting Officer/Contrlr
104,951
164,000
132,000
98,800
93,000
89,647
Chief Admin Officer
172,550
244,800
192,800
150,000
139,163
130,000
Chief Architect for the Inst
118,875
137,000
110,217
101,507
118,128
110,497
Chief Auxiliary Services Officr
101,628
141,974
113,173
91,909
91,522
84,657
Chief Budget Officer
115,000
151,500
115,025
105,105
99,223
92,184
Chief Purchasing Officer
88,434
112,759
95,411
77,025
73,606
78,036
Chief EO/AA Officer
101,627
117,477
95,130
93,663
81,970
92,277
Chief Diversity Officer
118,324
162,745
120,398
100,634
95,275
90,247
Chief Hospital Admr
420,822
476,466
*
*
*
*
Chief Veterinary Hospital Admr
170,128
173,139
*
*
*
*
Chief Student Admissions Officr
90,000
123,491
101,004
87,439
81,980
73,730
Chief Student Fin Aid Officer
83,726
114,930
94,823
82,451
73,537
76,188
Chief Student Registr/Rec Off
81,229
119,099
90,069
81,196
71,644
73,950
Chief Tech Transfer Officer
173,139
182,151
*
*
*
*
Chief Spons Resrch/Prgms Admr
99,486
128,750
92,700
90,169
85,050
88,017
Chief Contracts & Grants Admr
89,593
101,360
82,400
74,529
67,500
81,417
Deputy Chief Library Officer
86,000
114,766
85,353
77,436
65,523
74,457
Deputy Chief, Student Affairs
96,987
132,200
112,520
88,605
80,800
87,904
Associate VP/VC for Research
162,415
182,682
131,000
96,406
*
90,175
Deputy Provost
161,804
212,592
178,000
141,680
135,000
132,208
Associate Provost
130,031
172,563
155,009
128,176
109,253
99,870
Assistant Provost
105,407
128,638
106,442
102,434
87,850
100,535
Chief of Staff to Syst/Inst CEO
145,000
195,000
132,951
130,545
119,000
104,953
Heads of Divisions, Departments & Centrs
Dep Chief Financial Officer
111,975
153,138
82,000
104,606
98,404
96,611
Dep Chief Facilities Officer
90,224
119,122
102,001
84,355
76,310
73,985
Dep Chief HR Officer
85,000
118,453
93,462
77,240
73,585
78,991
Dep Chief Info/IT Officer
113,179
154,127
132,439
102,854
87,160
97,414
Dep Chief Athletics Officer
80,000
121,517
93,570
71,769
63,712
75,886
Dep Chief Advance/Dev Officer
118,173
193,863
124,613
106,575
113,908
96,900
Dep Chief Budget Officer
92,493
117,150
89,577
86,080
82,280
84,500
Bursar
72,913
101,927
80,045
69,248
62,660
68,570
Chief Camp Bookstore Admr
63,000
100,000
65,858
65,595
55,849
64,636
Chief Camp Continuing Ed Admr
88,657
123,998
97,329
77,536
73,138
87,648
Chief Camp Distance Ed Admr
88,400
105,350
86,388
77,271
68,000
88,857
Chief Camp Internatl Ed Admr
85,691
115,566
100,171
83,232
70,177
79,250
Chief Camp Intnl Studies Ed Adm
80,665
95,750
76,530
70,326
80,672
*
Chief Environ Hth & Safety Admr
92,821
115,057
91,592
78,899
75,957
76,000
Chief Camp Risk Mgt & Ins Admr
95,325
115,694
97,368
77,184
80,175
81,413
Chief Camp Sec Admr/Police
86,751
126,304
100,190
83,108
67,874
75,360
Dep Chief Camp Sec/Police
72,000
99,085
78,382
65,000
59,904
64,311
Chief Camp Park/Transport Admr
84,362
97,121
70,545
63,261
64,832
70,363
Chief Camp Employment Admr
76,623
90,000
72,929
65,800
65,885
75,850
Chief Camp Payroll Admr
68,500
91,283
75,350
62,000
57,463
65,920
Chief Camp Benefits Admr
78,000
102,425
82,576
68,131
73,200
75,555
Chief Camp Employee Rel Admr
90,493
99,952
83,217
90,000
88,382
85,990
Chief Camp Classif & Comp Admr
88,689
99,392
75,168
72,270
88,689
85,507
Chief Camp HR Info Systs Admr
85,752
99,973
90,311
71,359
70,794
82,449
Chief Camp Training & Dev Admr
86,191
94,510
77,500
77,266
81,957
72,967
Chief Camp Food/Dining Svs Admr
98,401
115,806
89,900
86,877
91,286
66,560
Dep Chief Camp Food/Din Svs Ad
76,283
85,167
*
74,086
67,090
54,716
Chief Camp Research Park Admr
165,612
172,399
*
*
*
*
Chief Camp Real Estate Admr
125,182
126,400
*
104,518
112,729
*
Chief Camp Energy & Util Admr
99,910
108,864
76,786
85,061
85,400
85,602
Chief Camp TeleCom/Netw Admr
97,888
122,539
102,146
89,624
91,915
86,753
Chief Camp Enterprise Applic
109,812
132,495
112,940
98,990
100,518
98,320
Chief Camp Academic Computing
91,849
115,896
100,435
90,000
79,122
86,543
Chief Camp Adm Computing Admr
98,346
130,513
100,655
97,850
86,751
82,800
Chief Camp Research Computing
117,936
117,936
*
*
*
*
Chief Camp IT Security Admr
103,054
129,901
102,000
92,000
83,837
81,907
Chief Camp Student Activ Admr
61,796
83,250
71,327
60,028
51,936
62,220
Chief Camp Student Cntr Admr
77,266
98,073
77,174
68,724
51,042
52,966
Chief Camp Greek Life Admr
56,045
63,200
49,683
45,510
48,690
*
Chief Camp Acad Advising Admr
71,004
89,000
83,186
69,154
61,840
65,256
Chief Camp Career Services Admr
72,332
99,410
74,500
68,134
65,000
66,630
Chief Camp Student Counsel Cntr
83,844
108,238
93,948
79,027
76,492
70,174
Chief Camp Stu Hth Cntr-Non-Med
92,808
115,684
103,004
85,717
84,240
77,400
Chief Camp Stu Hth Cntr-MD Admr
167,115
187,562
147,293
144,462
163,945
*
Chief Camp Stu Hth Ctr-Nrs/Prac
76,322
94,438
85,494
77,848
63,871
74,804
Chief Camp Student Housing Admr
71,988
111,100
88,524
70,719
56,940
51,818
Chief Camp Annual Giving Admr
70,807
85,800
77,903
68,541
65,586
76,551
Chief Camp Corp/Fdn Rel Admr
86,693
123,534
88,000
78,795
81,931
84,555
Chief Camp Planned Giving Admr
101,145
139,829
109,592
92,573
92,775
*
Chief Camp Alumni Affairs Admr
78,839
130,000
90,300
73,875
72,180
62,810
Chief Camp Major Gifts Admr
96,220
156,749
104,354
87,000
92,563
76,122
Chief Camp Donor Rel Admr
74,900
90,960
77,142
67,605
67,792
72,520
Chief Camp Advance Svs Admr
76,990
91,350
75,886
71,541
72,310
*
Chief Camp Fed Gov/Legis Liaisn
150,800
156,607
*
120,739
*
*
Chief Camp State/Loc Gov Liais
116,472
141,982
107,583
105,588
105,000
89,663
Chief Camp Marketing Admr
87,662
111,395
99,576
85,625
77,500
78,327
Chief Camp Publications Admr
76,086
91,099
81,968
68,022
69,343
80,668
Chief Camp Study-Abroad Admr
75,108
81,340
66,537
68,635
73,414
73,000
Chief Camp Workf/Career Dev Ad
86,348
168,537
*
72,940
62,962
90,045
Chief Bus Affairs Off, Coll/Div
100,470
103,560
112,705
85,176
88,631
102,578
Chief HR Officer, College/Div
85,086
87,824
*
102,463
*
79,871
Academic Associate/Assistant Deans
A/A Dean, Agriculture
156,533
163,218
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Arch/Design
125,881
126,976
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Arts & Letters
95,292
112,895
*
91,301
*
*
A/A Dean, Arts & Sciences
111,291
133,001
108,225
104,436
98,443
77,032
A/A Dean, Biological & Life Sci
113,525
137,977
*
108,375
*
*
A/A Dean, Business
137,774
178,709
133,656
127,454
97,850
80,021
A/A Dean, Computer & Info Sci
101,903
143,406
*
*
*
79,938
A/A Dean, Continuing Ed
95,228
110,268
95,240
94,090
59,958
82,018
A/A Dean, Coop Extens
147,444
149,469
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Dentistry
168,841
166,000
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Divinity/Relig
92,700
112,610
*
*
71,750
*
A/A Dean, Education
107,988
131,775
109,504
100,147
90,090
74,830
A/A Dean, Engineering
150,496
161,358
127,912
134,160
*
*
A/A Dean, Ext Degr Prgms
73,312
*
*
72,000
*
*
A/A Dean, Fam/Cons Sci/Hum Sci
130,726
138,471
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Fine Arts
94,145
119,645
92,446
92,264
*
*
A/A Dean, Forestry & Envir Stds
116,582
120,112
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Gov/Pub Affrs/Pub Pol
131,842
155,369
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Graduate Prgms
104,966
125,385
106,600
88,864
86,867
*
A/A Dean, Health-Rel Profs
117,732
142,975
123,247
110,000
*
86,388
A/A Dean, Honors Program
96,195
114,864
100,000
73,617
*
*
A/A Dean, Humanities
106,660
140,245
*
99,980
*
77,369
A/A Dean, Instruction
82,042
*
*
*
*
89,937
A/A Dean, Journ & Mass Comm
116,857
122,656
*
117,255
*
*
A/A Dean, Law
154,041
158,006
163,345
151,567
*
*
A/A Dean Library Sci
102,433
108,999
98,262
96,466
*
*
A/A Dean, Mathematics
79,488
*
*
*
*
78,162
A/A Dean, Medicine
213,774
215,137
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Music
98,274
102,464
*
84,077
*
*
A/A Dean, Nursing
110,330
134,850
112,233
103,173
88,589
82,045
A/A Dean, Occup/Voc Ed/Tech
81,078
*
*
*
*
79,368
A/A Dean, Performing Arts
102,747
149,790
*
102,747
*
*
A/A Dean, Pharmacy
149,000
167,239
*
138,924
129,002
*
A/A Dean, Pub Admin
*
*
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Pub Health
155,061
164,377
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Sciences
117,990
143,758
113,353
113,520
*
83,232
A/A Dean, Social Sciences
106,742
140,016
115,500
91,124
*
*
A/A Dean, Social Work
123,948
125,400
*
*
*
*
A/A Dean, Special Prgms
80,086
*
*
88,561
*
73,680
A/A Dean, Undergrad Prgms
93,527
118,245
*
87,500
95,678
65,650
A/A Dean, Veterinary Medicine
179,435
177,333
*
*
*
*