Provost Salary

The average Provost in the United States earns approximately $140K per year. Male Provosts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Provosts. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$89,325 - $225,449
(Median)
$89K
$140K
$230K
MEDIAN: $140,000
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$89,325 - $225,449  
   
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Total Pay (?
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).
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$89,325 - $231,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $116K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Provosts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $148K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Provosts report making only $147K on average.

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Experience Affects Provost Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$142,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

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