Dean of Students Salary (United States)

Salaries for Dean of Studentss in the United States sit in the ballpark of $64,549 annually. Compensation generally starts at $40,285 and does not exceed $111,224 per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; the vast majority receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 58 percent. Most Dean of Studentss like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$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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Pay by Experience Level for Dean of Students

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Dean of Studentss increases steadily with experience. Early in their career, Dean of Studentss do not see a dramatic shift in salary; typically starting at $53K, pay reaches $61K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $77K. After two decades in the field, Dean of Studentss continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $100K. The majority of Dean of Studentss have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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Dean of Studentss will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Dean of Studentss will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+3 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent.

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Skills That Affect Dean of Students Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

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