Dean of Students Salary

The three highest-paying cities for Dean of Studentss can all be found on the East Coast: New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Dean of Studentss who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$41,117 - $102,868
MEDIAN: $62,327

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$41,117 - $102,868  
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$40,936 - $103,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 472
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Job Description for Dean of Students

The dean of students works with students, parents, and teachers to ensure students have the best possible learning experience. The dean of students also observes teachers in action, performs evaluations, and provides suggestions for improvement. Deans of students are employed in many different types of educational institutions, ranging from elementary to graduate schools. This is often a leadership position, since the dean of students typically has several associates to manage.


Dean of Students Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Dean of Students

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For Dean of Studentss, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Dean of Studentss earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Assistant Principal.

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Popular Skills for Dean of Students

Dean of Studentss typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with People Management, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Leadership can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Leadership and Oral / Verbal Communication. For most people, competency in Oral / Verbal Communication indicates knowledge of Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Dean of Students

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

Dean of Studentss with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $53K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $60K. Dean of Studentss bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $85K.

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Experience Affects Dean of Students Salaries

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Skills That Affect Dean of Students Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.


39 %
61 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%