Provosts in the United States take home approximately $149K per year on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Provosts greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$68,840 - $247,844
(Median)
$69K
$150K
$250K
MEDIAN: $148,655
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$68,840 - $247,844  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
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$68,840 - $258,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Job Description for Provost

Provosts are known as the senior academic administrators in many colleges and universities. They are often in charge of overseeing the planning and development of educational programs provided by the college and also ensure that academic integrity is upheld by providing leadership, guidance, and advocacy for student affairs. Many provosts are also responsible for the allocation of funds to various departments.

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Provost Tasks

  • Chair academic councils and committees and work with external partners.
  • Manage departmental and organizational budgets.
  • Hire and oversee staff.
  • Review data, set goals, and identify strategies to reach those goals.
  • Represent the organization and its students.

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Pay by Experience Level for Provost

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Annually raking in $116K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Provosts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $162K. For some reason, Provosts with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $150K.

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Experience Affects Provost Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$149,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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