Dean of Students Salary

Earnings for Dean of Studentss in the United States come in at around $63K per year on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Dean of Studentss (61 percent) survey respondents. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Dean of Studentss like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,668 - $105,781
MEDIAN: $63,383

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$40,668 - $105,781  
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$40,705 - $106,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 522
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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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Dean of Studentss who go on to become Assistant Principals may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Assistant Principal, an upper-level role, pays $65K.

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Popular Skills for Dean of Students

Dean of Studentss seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Administration, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 26 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Those listing Counseling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Team Leadership and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Oral / Verbal Communication are similarly competent in Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Dean of Students

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Dean of Studentss. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $52K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $61K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $76K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,568

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Dean of Studentss, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Dean of Studentss will also find cushy salaries in Newark (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Los Angeles and Milwaukee earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

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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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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Team Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 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: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 7%