Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salary

The majority of University Assistant Deans of Students in the United States — half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $44K to $98K per year, and the median is $67K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for University Assistant Deans of Students is high. The majority of University Assistant Deans of Students (68 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,552 - $97,328
MEDIAN: $66,911

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$44,552 - $97,328  
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$44,228 - $97,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292
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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.

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A lot of University Assistant Deans of Students move on to become University Deans of Students, that group gets paid a slightly higher $74K on average.

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University Assistant Deans of Students only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with People Management, Budget Management, and Counseling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for University Assistant Deans of Students — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $56K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $64K on average. University Assistant Deans of Students with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. University Assistant Deans of Students who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $82K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.


68 %
32 %

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: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%