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Athletic Director (College/University) Salary

The average College Athletic Director in the United States earns approximately $69K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most College Athletic Directors. College Athletic Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,713 - $116,121
MEDIAN: $68,875

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$40,032 - $115,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Job Description for Athletic Director (College/University)

  • Participate in the recruitment of athletes to sports programs and selection of athletic scholarship winners.
  • Ensure compliance with all school, division, and government regulations.
  • Manage college athletics programs, the coaching staff, competition schedules, equipment, facilities, and budget.
  • Uphold standards for academics, sportsmanship, and respect.

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Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Director (College/University)

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

College Athletic Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. College Athletic Directors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $52K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, College Athletic Directors make a median salary of $78K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $98K.

Experience Affects Athletic Director (College/University) Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.


38 %
62 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 1%