Average Academic Director Salary

$63,382
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$4,000
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for an Academic Director is $63,382.
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$44k
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$63k
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$95k
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What Do Academic Directors Do?

Academic Director Tasks
  • Oversee curriculum and content development, revisions, and evaluations.
  • Review data to update strategies.
  • Interact with the public, the media, students, faculty, staff, and prospective students.
  • Manage staff to ensure course materials, instruction, reception, and facilities are up to standards.
  • Research and make recommendations about technology and instructional delivery.

Job Satisfaction for Academic Director

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What Are Popular Skills for Academic Directors?

Skills in Team Leadership, Program Development, Curriculum Planning and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Academic Directors?

An early career Academic Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,165 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Academic Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,153 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Academic Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,228 based on 99 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,524.
Employees with Academic Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 36.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (34.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (32.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Shreveport, Louisiana (29.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 263 survey responses.
Early Career
14.8%
Mid Career
30.0%
Experienced
37.6%
Late Career
17.5%