Late-Career Department Chair (College / University) Salary

The average Late-Career College Department Chair can expect to rake in roughly $100K per year. Cash earnings for Late-Career College Department Chairs — including $50K in bonuses at the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $57K to $216K depending on individual performance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Late-Career College Department Chairs making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$57,481 - $203,314
MEDIAN: $100,154

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$57,481 - $215,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Skills That Affect Salaries

Research Analysis
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Budget Management
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People Management

National Average

Curriculum Planning
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.


44 %
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 2%