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Associate Dean of Students (university) Salary

Median pay for Associate Deans of Students in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $86K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Associate Deans of Students claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,203 - $142,089
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MEDIAN: $85,769
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$54,589 - $141,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Associate Deans of Students who took the survey. Curriculum Planning and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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 fewer than five years of experience earn around $73K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $82K. Associate Deans of Students claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $95K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $92K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$86,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Associate Dean of Students (university) Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 16%

National Average
$86,000

People Management
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 2%
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