Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salary

University Assistant Deans of Students in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67K per year on average but can range from $44K to $98K per year. Career duration 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. Women make up the majority of University Assistant Deans of Students (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$44,722 - $97,102

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$44,722 - $97,102  
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$44,370 - $97,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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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University Assistant Deans of Students who go on to become University Deans of Students may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Dean of Students, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

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University Assistant Deans of Students usually 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, University Assistant Deans of Students make a median salary of $72K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%