The average salary for a Department Chair (College / University) is $84,918 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Leadership, Budget Management, and Research Analysis.

$51,566 - $152,346
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MEDIAN: $84,918
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$51,566 - $152,346  
   
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$0.00 - $24,688  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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$51,520 - $156,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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Job Description for Department Chair (College / University)

Colleges and universities comprise many departments, each with its own area of focus. Department chairs hold a leadership role over their department, working to implement the university's vision by shaping the department's curriculum and goals. They supervise professors, instructors, and assistants, as well as communicate and collaborate with university administration to promote the university's goals and maximize their department's work. The department chair also manages the department's finances, working with instructors to acquire necessarily materials within a reasonable budget. They also play a role in hiring for their department, as well as serve on university committees as needed.

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Department Chair (College / University) Tasks

  • Interview and lead hiring process for faculty, including checking eligibility.
  • Teach courses, advise students, and work with new hires.
  • Lead curriculum revision and updating processes, including reviewing syllabi and textbooks.
  • Coordinate flow of information across departments and deans.

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Key Stats for Department Chair (College / University)

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Department Chair (College / University) Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Department Chair (College / University) Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 13%

Budget Management
up arrow 11%

Research Analysis
up arrow 10%

National Average
$85,000



Project Management
up arrow 7%

Teaching
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 15%

Program Management
up arrow 24%

Program Development
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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