Associate Deans of Students in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below two-thirds of Associate Deans of Students. Salaries average out to around $76K annually and spread from $46K to $141K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Female Associate Deans of Students make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The majority of Associate Deans of Students claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,116 - $138,314
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$47K
$76K
$140K
MEDIAN: $76,215
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$46,471 - $140,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Job Description for Associate Dean of Students (university)

The associate dean of students for a university is responsible for coordinating and supervising student activities, managing details such as training and supervising staff, working with staff members to prepare for new initiatives, and ensuring university rules are followed at all times. Additionally, associate deans of students are responsible for planning and analyzing budgets for all related activities, as well as reporting on the progress of each initiative to university administrators.

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Associate Dean of Students (university) Tasks

  • Aid in the development of academic and career-development workshops.
  • Assist with the direction and execution of academic and career advising activities.
  • Recruit, select, supervise, and review staff across multiple levels within the college.
  • Design, develop, and implement support for academic planning for students.
  • Conduct curriculum assessment and provide assessments as necessary.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Dean of Students (university)

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $66K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $64K. Associate Deans of Students claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $84K. Associate Deans of Students who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $85K.

Associate Dean of Students (university) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Associate Dean of Students (university) in South Bethlehem:
"Negotiate don't just accept first salary offer."
I was so happy they chose me that I accepted on the spot without negotiation. Mistake.

Associate Dean of Students (university) in Daytona Beach:
"Stay in your lane."
It's easy to want to jump in and fix all the problems across campus. It's important to know when to "stay in your lane". By taking on the decisions that others should be making, you discredit the things you are skilled at doing. Make sure your supervisor acknowledges both publicly and privately large scale projects, high profile events, tasks which are critical to the mission of the university.

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Experience Affects Associate Dean of Students (university) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
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National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Associate Dean of Students (university) Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 31%

National Average
$77,000

People Management
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 1%
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