Provost Salary

Provosts in the United States take home an average $140K per year. More than half of Provosts (67 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$87,465 - $220,660
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$87K
$140K
$220K
MEDIAN: $140,000
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$87,465 - $227,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Provosts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $116K per year. Provosts bring in $146K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Provost Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$142,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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