$84,143
Avg. Salary
$31.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,807

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Department Chair (College / University) is $31.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Department Chair (College / University) is $84,143 per year.

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$23.43
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$31.00
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$37.25
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MEDIAN $31.00
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$52k
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$150k
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MEDIAN $84,143
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MEDIAN: $84,143
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$0$153K
Salary $51,539 - $150,335
Bonus $0.00 - $29,361
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$51,641 - $153,082
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 607
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $31.00
Overtime $35.00
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $0.00 - $29,361
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$51,641 - $153,082
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Department Chair (College / University)

Colleges and universities comprise many departments, each with its own area of focus. Department chairs hold a leadership role over their department, working to implement the university's vision by shaping the department's curriculum and goals. They supervise professors, instructors, and assistants, as well as communicate and collaborate with university administration to promote the university's goals and maximize their department's work. The department chair also manages the department's finances, working with instructors to acquire necessarily materials within a reasonable budget. They also play a role in hiring for their department, as well as serve on university committees as needed.

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Department Chair (College / University) Tasks
  • Interview and lead hiring process for faculty, including checking eligibility.
  • Teach courses, advise students, and work with new hires.
  • Lead curriculum revision and updating processes, including reviewing syllabi and textbooks.
  • Coordinate flow of information across departments and deans.

Common Career Paths for Department Chair (College / University)


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Department Chair (College / University) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Department Chair (College / University)

Pay by Experience Level for Department Chair (College / University)

Pay by Experience for a Department Chair (College / University) has a positive trend. An entry-level Department Chair (College / University) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Department Chair (College / University) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Department Chair (College / University) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 136 salaries. A Department Chair (College / University) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 127 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

95%

National Average: $84,435

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Department Chair (College / University) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Department Chair (College / University)?

Department Chair (College / University) in San Antonio:
"It is very satisfying. However, we are entering into too many initiatives at once. We are getting overloaded by tasks that distract us from our regular jobs."
Pros: The people that I work with.
Cons: 4DX and SAC Scores

Department Chair (College / University) in Greenville:
"Working for a Small College: Pros and Cons."
Pros: Being an educator
Cons: Working for an organization that is tone-deaf toward its employees

Department Chair (College / University) in Miami:
"Exciting collaborative environment with diversity and inclusion."
Pros: The diversity of coworkers and acceptance of differences.
Cons: The pay is below average

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Key Stats for Department Chair (College / University)

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Department Chair (College / University) Salaries

▲16%

▲7%

National Average
$84,000

▼16%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Department Chair (College / University) Salaries

Leadership
▲13%

Research Analysis
▲11%

Budget Management
▲10%

National Average
$84,000



Project Management
▼6%

Teaching
▼14%

Scheduling
▼15%

Program Management
▼23%

Program Development
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%