Academic Director Salary

An Academic Director earns an average salary of $60,142 per year.

$41,009 - $89,296
$41K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $60,142
10%
50%
90%

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$21.23 - $30.00
$22
MEDIAN: $22.24
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,009 - $89,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,365  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,606 - $89,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$22.24  
   
Overtime
$32.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,606 - $89,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Academic Director

Academic directors are responsible for developing and directing all academic programs and strategies for colleges and universities. Strong business and management skills are necessary in this position to provide leadership and guidance and interact with students and their families, and they're also tasked with developing curricula and hiring and training academic personnel.

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Academic Director Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Director

Pay by Experience for an Academic Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Academic Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Academic Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Academic Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 59 salaries. An Academic Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Academic Director

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Academic Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$60,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Academic Director Salaries

Program Management
▲7%

People Management
▲4%

National Average
$60,000

Operations Management
▼3%

Administration
▼12%

Curriculum Planning
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 9%