Athletic Director (College/University) Salary

Earnings for College Athletic Directors in the United States come in at around $71K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of College Athletic Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of College Athletic Directors (60 percent) survey respondents are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,804 - $115,274

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$42,150 - $115,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $60K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $68K. On average, College Athletic Directors make $85K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $98K.

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Experience Affects Athletic Director (College/University) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 2%
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