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Provost Salary

For Provosts, annual average wages total $135K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Provosts (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$87,733 - $227,537
(Median)
$88K
$130K
$230K
MEDIAN: $134,851
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$87,733 - $233,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $129K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Provosts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $144K. Provosts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Experience Affects Provost Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$139,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 2%