University Assistant Deans of Students in the United States can expect wages of $67K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of University Assistant Deans of Students claim high levels of job satisfaction. University Assistant Deans of Students survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,036 - $98,921
MEDIAN: $66,564

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$43,711 - $98,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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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

  • Deliver effective and quality services to students including student housing, counseling, student conduct, student activities and programs, disability services, international student advising.
  • Meet the needs of a diverse campus population, foster student development and promote involvement in campus life.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Dean of Students (University)

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University Assistant Deans of Students who go on to become Associate Deans of Students may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Associate Deans of Students is $82K annually. Becoming a Dean of Students is, more often than not, the most common role that University Assistant Deans of Students move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $75K. Another frequent advance is for University Assistant Deans of Students to assume a Dean of Students role; in this role, workers often earn $63K.

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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.

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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $60K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $64K. University Assistant Deans of Students who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. University Assistant Deans of Students who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $79K.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


67 %
33 %

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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%