Associate Dean of Students (university) Salary

The majority of Associate Deans of Students in the United States — about two in three — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $53K to $142K per year, and the median is $83K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Associate Deans of Students like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Associate Deans of Students survey participants are largely women, dominating at 60 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,566 - $142,934

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$52,861 - $142,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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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Typical Associate Deans of Students report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Curriculum Planning command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. People Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much 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 $68K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $80K. Associate Deans of Students who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $91K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $90K 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
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Late-Career
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National Average
$83,000

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

Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$83,000

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 2%
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