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Dean of Students Salary

The three top-paying cities for Dean of StudentssNew York — Philadelphia, and Washington) — are all on the East Coast of the United States. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Dean of Studentss report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Dean of Studentss (61 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,033 - $110,101
MEDIAN: $62,995

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$41,033 - $110,101  
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$40,876 - $110,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 446

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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.

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Dean of Studentss report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication. It is not unusual for someone who knows Oral / Verbal Communication to be familiar with People Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Dean of Students

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

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Dean of Studentss. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $52K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $88K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%