Associate Dean of Students (university) Salary

The majority of Associate Deans of Students in the United States — roughly two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $51K to $138K per year, and the median is $83K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Associate Deans of Students is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,016 - $137,754

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$51,016 - $137,754  
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$50,731 - $138,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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.


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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Associate Deans of Students report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Curriculum Planning can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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

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

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $66K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $79K. On average, Associate Deans of Students make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $88K.

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

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Skills That Affect Associate Dean of Students (university) Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


60 %
40 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 2%