Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salary

Close to one-half of University Assistant Deans of Students in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $45K to $98K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most University Assistant Deans of Students report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,964 - $97,374
MEDIAN: $66,985

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$44,842 - $97,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
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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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Although some University Assistant Deans of Students become Dean of Students, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $74K.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by University Assistant Deans of Students who took the survey. Most notably, skills in People Management, Counseling, Budget Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Program Management, Budget Management, and Counseling.

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

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

University Assistant Deans of Students do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $57K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, University Assistant Deans of Students make a median salary of $75K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $82K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


70 %
30 %

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: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 6%