Late-Career Department Chair (College / University) Salary

Median pay for Late-Career College Department Chairs is around $100K per year. Total cash earnings of Late-Career College Department Chairs range from $58K on the low end to $215K on the high end; the final amount includes bonuses that can sometimes (albeit rarely) exceed $59K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Late-Career College Department Chairs are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,361 - $203,135
MEDIAN: $100,144

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$58,361 - $203,135  
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$58,361 - $215,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Skills That Affect Department Chair (College / University) Salaries

Research Analysis
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Budget Management
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People Management
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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 27 votes.


43 %
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 2%