Dean of Students Salary

Median pay for Dean of Studentss in the United States is around $63K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Dean of Studentss who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$40,668 - $105,781
MEDIAN: $63,383

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$40,668 - $105,781  
$0.00 - $5,171  
Profit Sharing
Total Pay (?
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).
$40,705 - $106,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 522
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Common Career Paths for Dean of Students

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

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.

Dean of Students Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Dean of Students

Dean of Studentss generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Administration, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 26 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Those listing Counseling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Team 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 Dean of Students

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

Dean of Studentss with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $52K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dean of Studentss make a median salary of $76K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $82K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,568

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Newark (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 19 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Los Angeles and 15 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Dean of Students Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Dean of Students Salaries

up arrow 34%

National Average

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

Team Leadership
up arrow 9%

up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 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: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 7%