An Academic Director earns an average salary of $59,989 per year.

$41,449 - $91,943
$41K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $59,989
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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,449 - $91,943  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$42,106 - $92,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.24  
   
Overtime
$32.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
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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$42,106 - $92,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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

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Key Stats for Academic Director

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Academic Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Academic Director Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Administration
up arrow 12%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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