Provost Salary

Pay for Provosts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $141K annually. More than half of Provosts (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Job satisfaction for Provosts is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$86,324 - $223,148
MEDIAN: $140,771

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$86,324 - $223,148  
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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).
$86,324 - $230,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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.


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

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

Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $138K per year. Provosts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $147K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $146K.

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Job Satisfaction

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


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

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