Dean of Students Salary

Dean of Studentss command the highest salaries on the East Coast; the three top-paying cities are New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Dean of Studentss are male. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Dean of Studentss claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,146 - $103,990

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$41,146 - $103,990  
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$40,963 - $105,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Assistant Principal. Median pay for Assistant Principals is $65K.

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Popular Skills for Dean of Students

Survey takers who work as Dean of Studentss report a focused set of job skills. 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. It is often found that people who know Oral / Verbal Communication are also skilled in 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $53K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dean of Studentss make a median salary of $75K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $86K, 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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%