Dean of Students Salary

The three top-paying cities for Dean of StudentssNew York — Washington, and Boston) — are all on the East Coast of the United States. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Dean of Studentss who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. 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 numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$41,089 - $102,979
MEDIAN: $62,473

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$40,908 - $103,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 470
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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 Dean of Students

Dean of Studentss typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with People Management, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Leadership can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Leadership and Oral / Verbal Communication. Those educated in Oral / Verbal Communication tend to be well versed 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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. Dean of Studentss who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $86K on average.

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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 56 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: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%