Provost Salary

Median pay for Provosts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $139K annually. Job satisfaction for Provosts is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. The majority of Provosts (66 percent) survey respondents are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$86,436 - $220,836
(Median)
$86K
$140K
$220K
MEDIAN: $139,185
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$86,436 - $228,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $127K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $122K. Provosts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $148K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $145K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Provost Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$141,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 2%