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Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salary

With close to one-half of University Assistant Deans of Students in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $43K to $98K per year and averages out to $67K per year. Geography and career duration 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. The majority of University Assistant Deans of Students claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of University Assistant Deans of Students (65 percent) survey participants are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,288 - $97,041
MEDIAN: $66,952

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$43,288 - $97,041  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$42,809 - $97,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271

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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 transition into an upper level Dean of Students position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Dean of Students makes $73K a year.

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Job skills reported by University Assistant Deans of Students are limited. Those who have experience with People Management, Budget Management, and Counseling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Counseling, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

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

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

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $64K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For University Assistant Deans of Students, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $74K. 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 $81K.

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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 59 votes.


65 %
35 %

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: 63% employee benefits None: 7%