Academic Affairs Dean Salary

Pay for Academic Affairs Deans in the United States sits in the ballpark of $89K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Academic Affairs Deans who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Women make up a slight majority of Academic Affairs Deans (50 percent) survey respondents. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn vision coverage. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$60,752 - $142,160
$61K
$86K
$140K
MEDIAN: $86,234
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Salary $60,752 - $142,160
Bonus $4,000
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$60,752 - $142,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Academic Affairs Dean

Academic affairs deans are responsible for overseeing academic activities, serving as spokespersons, and resolving problems and concerns for their academic institutions. Strong interpersonal skills are important in this position to interact with students, families, and representatives from other organizations, and they're also responsible for promoting a secure and disciplined environment for students and staff.

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Academic Affairs Dean Tasks

  • Oversee all instructional policies and goals, including communicating key metrics.
  • Act as a resource for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Oversee budget for academic affairs, including staffing and infrastructure.
  • Set goals for curriculum development and revision, as well as student recruitment and retention.
  • Create mission statements and specific programs to reach educational objectives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Affairs Dean

Pay by Experience for an Academic Affairs Dean has a positive trend. An entry-level Academic Affairs Dean with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Academic Affairs Dean with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Academic Affairs Dean which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 14 salaries. An Academic Affairs Dean with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as an Academic Affairs Dean?

Academic Affairs Dean in Littleton:
"Student affairs (residential life) was a great immersion."
Seek both student affairs and academic affairs preparation. I also found that I needed a strong business background to meet the needs of this leadership role.

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Key Stats for Academic Affairs Dean

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Academic Affairs Dean Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 4%
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