Dean of Students Salary

Dean of Studentss in the United States can expect wages of $63K per year on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Dean of Studentss who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,683 - $111,146
MEDIAN: $63,120

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$40,598 - $110,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 496
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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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Popular Skills for

Survey results show that Dean of Studentss use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Administration and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing Counseling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Leadership and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Oral / Verbal Communication tend to be well versed in Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

For many Dean of Studentss, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $61K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $52K. Dean of Studentss who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. Dean of Studentss who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Dean of Studentss, 30 percent higher than the national average. Dean of Studentss will also find cushy salaries in Newark (+19 percent), Boston (+7 percent), Philadelphia (+7 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and Milwaukee (16 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.


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61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%