Academic Affairs Dean Salary

The average Academic Affairs Dean in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $86K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Academic Affairs Deans largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $86,049
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Academic Affairs Dean

Academic affairs deans are responsible for overseeing academic activities, serving as spokespersons, and resolving problems and concerns for their academic institutions. Strong interpersonal skills are important in this position to interact with students, families, and representatives from other organizations, and they're also responsible for promoting a secure and disciplined environment for students and staff.

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Academic Affairs Dean Tasks

  • Oversee all instructional policies and goals, including communicating key metrics.
  • Act as a resource for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Oversee budget for academic affairs, including staffing and infrastructure.
  • Set goals for curriculum development and revision, as well as student recruitment and retention.
  • Create mission statements and specific programs to reach educational objectives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Affairs Dean

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $81K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($78K) on average. Academic Affairs Deans see a median salary of $88K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $125K.

Academic Affairs Dean Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Academic Affairs Dean?

Academic Affairs Dean in Littleton:
`"$Student affairs (residential life) was a great immersion."`
Seek both student affairs and academic affairs preparation. I also found that I needed a strong business background to meet the needs of this leadership role.

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Key Stats for Academic Affairs Dean

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Academic Affairs Dean Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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