Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salary (United States)

Pay for Assistant Deans of Students in the United States sits in the ballpark of $65,668 per year. Pay begins at $41,955 on the low end and climbs to $97,642 per year near the top. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and most earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Assistant Deans of Students—62 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Deans of Students, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$42,530 - $97,023
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Job Description for Assistant Dean of Students (University)

Assistant deans of students function as an intermediary between the student body and the office of the dean. The assistant dean functions as an advocate for students, as well as a conduit that helps create and administer university policy. An assistant dean must work closely with students, bringing forth their concerns, wishes, and expectations from university programs and policy. Then, the assistant must use that input to assess, create, and guide university policy and programs toward students. The assistant dean will also help guide programs throughout the university including academic and financial programs.
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Assistant Dean of Students (University) 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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Dean of Students (University)

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For Assistant Deans of Students, career advancement usually has a positive, though somewhat slight, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Dean of Students (University) will earn $7,502 more than someone not as far along in their career.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Dean of Students (University)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Assistant Deans of Students in the early stages of their career don't see a large increase in pay for the first decade—salary tends to grow from $57K to just $62K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $77K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Assistant Deans of Students after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $81K. The majority of Assistant Deans of Students have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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$66,000
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For Assistant Deans of Students, location is an influential factor in determining pay. American cities to the east—Philadelphia, Boston, and New York—all offer salaries upward of the national average; in fact, these names represent the highest-paid cities for Assistant Deans of Students in the country. Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%
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