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Dean of Students Salary (United States)

For Dean of Studentss, yearly wages usually total $65K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and most earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Dean of Studentss making up 58 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for Dean of Studentss, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to 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

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 narrow range of specific skills. People Management and Oral / Verbal Communication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Dean of Students

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Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $52K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $61K. On average, Dean of Studentss make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $91K on average. The largest share of Dean of Studentss have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Dean of Studentss, New York offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Dean of Studentss will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Skills That Affect Dean of Students Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 96 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

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