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Academic Director Salary

The average salary for an Academic Director is $59,038 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$41,720 - $85,634
MEDIAN: $59,037

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$41,720 - $85,634  
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$41,810 - $88,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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Job Description for Academic Director

  • Manage staff to ensure course materials, instruction, reception, and facilities are up to standards.
  • Research and make recommendations about technology and instructional delivery.
  • Interact with the public, the media, students, faculty, staff, and prospective students.
  • Oversee curriculum and content development, revisions, and evaluations.
  • Review data to update strategies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Director

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

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Experience Affects Academic Director Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Academic Director Salaries

People Management
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National Average

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


76 %
24 %

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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 5%