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Average Athletic Director (College/University) Salary

$78,033
Avg. Salary
$9,826
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The average salary for an Athletic Director (College/University) is $78,033.
10%
$51k
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$78k
90%
$123k
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$53k - $133k
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What Do Athletic Director (College/University)s Do?

Athletic Director (College/University) Tasks
  • Manage college athletics programs, the coaching staff, competition schedules, equipment, facilities, and budget.
  • Uphold standards for academics, sportsmanship, and respect.
  • Participate in the recruitment of athletes to sports programs and selection of athletic scholarship winners.
  • Ensure compliance with all school, division, and government regulations.

Job Satisfaction for Athletic Director (College/University)

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What Are Popular Skills for Athletic Director (College/University)s?

Skills in Budget Management, Leadership, Operations Management and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Director (College/University)s?

An early career Athletic Director (College/University) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,843 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Athletic Director (College/University) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,500 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Athletic Director (College/University) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,712 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,074.
Employees with Athletic Director (College/University) in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 15.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (42.4% less), Denver, Colorado (23.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (22.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 56 survey responses.
Early Career
16.1%
Mid Career
12.5%
Experienced
39.3%
Late Career
32.1%