Average Department Chair (College / University) Salary

$85,527
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$5,037
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for a Department Chair (College / University) is $85,527.
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$53k
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$86k
90%
$153k
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What Do Department Chair (College / University)s Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Department Chair (College / University)

3.9 out of 5
(88)
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6Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Department Chair (College / University)

The top respondents for the job title Department Chair (College / University) are from the companies Remington College, Ranken Technical College and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Reported salaries are highest at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where the average pay is $83,524. Remington College pays the lowest at around $55,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Department Chair (College / University)s?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management, Program Development, Leadership, People Management and Curriculum Planning.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Department Chair (College / University)s?

An entry-level Department Chair (College / University) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,891 based on 6 salaries. An early career Department Chair (College / University) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,589 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Department Chair (College / University) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,438 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Department Chair (College / University) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,792 based on 190 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,539.
Employees with Department Chair (College / University) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (19.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (16.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (6.8% less) and Houston, Texas (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 553 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
11.9%
Mid Career
15.0%
Experienced
34.4%
Late Career
37.6%