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Provost Salary

The average Provost in the United States earns approximately $135K per year. Most Provosts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Provosts who answered the questionnnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$87,801 - $222,083
(Median)
$88K
$130K
$220K
MEDIAN: $134,761
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$87,801 - $229,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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.


Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $116K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Provosts make a median salary of $145K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Provost Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$139,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 2%
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