The average pay for an Academic Dean is $88,652 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Budget Management, Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and Administration.

$57,778 - $157,629
MEDIAN: $88,652

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$57,122 - $159,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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Job Description for Academic Dean

Academic deans are responsible for all aspects of managing and developing faculty and academic staff at an educational institution. Their primary responsibility is to set and meet academic goals, which includes developing an understanding of academic needs, working with faculty and other campus management to create a plan of action, and executing and evaluating results. Academic deans are involved in hiring new faculty and academic staff members. They also provide budgetary oversight for their academic department, reviewing the budget and giving feedback on updates and changing needs. Additionally, academic deans help establish academic standards for the department and review faculty and staff to ensure those standards are met. They may assist in recruitment, retention, and marketing efforts to increase and maintain student enrollment.


Academic Dean Tasks

  • Meet the needs of a diverse campus population, foster student development and promote involvement in campus life.
  • Deliver effective and quality services to students including student housing, counseling, student conduct, student activities and programs, disability services, international student advising.

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Dean

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,737

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Experience Affects Academic Dean Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Academic Dean Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 67%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 33%

Team Leadership
up arrow 30%

up arrow 18%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average

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People Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


62 %
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%