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Athletic Director (College/University) Salary

College Athletic Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $70K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most College Athletic Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of College Athletic Directors are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,700 - $113,124
(Median)
$42K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,313
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$41,112 - $112,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. On average, College Athletic Directors make $79K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $98K.

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Experience Affects Athletic Director (College/University) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 2%