Median pay for Late-Career College Department Chairs lies in the neighborhood of $100K per year. Final cash compensation to Late-Career College Department Chairs varies from around $67K to approximately $199K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $59K. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men working as Late-Career College Department Chairs who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Most Late-Career College Department Chairs like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$66,802 - $187,005
MEDIAN: $99,945

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$66,802 - $187,005  
$0.00 - $58,723  
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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).
$66,946 - $198,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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Skills That Affect Department Chair (College / University) Salaries

Budget Management
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Research Analysis
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People Management
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Curriculum Planning

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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


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57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 4%