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

University Assistant Deans of Students in the United States pull down an average of $66K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $43K, and the top verges on $98K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most University Assistant Deans of Students. University Assistant Deans of Students survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,970 - $97,004
MEDIAN: $66,195
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National Salary Data

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$42,606 - $97,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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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.
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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Compensation may increase for University Assistant Deans of Students who advance to upper-end positions like Dean of Students, who report median income of $73K.

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Professional skills reported by University Assistant Deans of Students are few in number. Those who have experience with People Management, Budget Management, and Counseling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Counseling.

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

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Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $58K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $64K. University Assistant Deans of Students bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $81K.

Pay Difference By Location

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For University Assistant Deans of Students, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York, three eastern American cities, are home to the highest salaries in the country, all offering a rate above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 12 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%