Dean of Students Salary (United States)

Dean of Studentss in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $64,549 per year. Compensation ranges from $40,285 on the low end to $111,224 per year on the high end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and most earn dental coverage. Male Dean of Studentss are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 58 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dean of Studentss. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Dean of Students Salary (?
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$40,433 - $111,260
MEDIAN: $64,533
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National Salary Data

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$40,433 - $111,260  
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$40,285 - $111,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 410
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Job Description for Dean of Students

  • Meet the needs of a diverse campus population, foster student development and promote involvement in campus life.
  • Deliver effective and quality services to students including student housing, counseling, student conduct, student activities and programs, disability services, international student advising.

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Dean of Studentss report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 13 percent more than the national average, respectively. Oral / Verbal Communication, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Dean of Students

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For Dean of Studentss, experience seems to be a major factor in determining pay. Pay increases slowly at first for Dean of Studentss, with starting salaries of $53K reaching $61K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $77K. After two decades in the field, Dean of Studentss continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $100K. Dean of Studentss with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Dean of Studentss in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Dean of Studentss will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Skills That Affect Dean of Students Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%