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Late-Career Department Chair (College / University) Salary

Earnings for Late-Career College Department Chairs come in at around $102K per year on average. Cash earnings for Late-Career College Department Chairs — including $51K in bonuses at the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $57K to $244K depending on individual performance. Men make up a slight majority of Late-Career College Department Chairs (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Late-Career College Department Chairs report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,175 - $240,000
MEDIAN: $101,680

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$57,175 - $240,000  
$0.00 - $50,684  
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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).
$57,175 - $244,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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Skills That Affect Late-Career Department Chair (College / University) Salaries

Budget Management
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Research Analysis
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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 25 votes.


43 %
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 2%