Average Department Chair (College / University) Salary

$83,715
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$53k
MEDIAN
$84k
90%
$151k

The average salary for a Department Chair (College / University) is $83,715

Base Salary
$53k - $151k
Bonus
$800 - $35k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$53k - $154k
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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.
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Job Satisfaction for Department Chair (College / University)

3.9 out of 5
(79)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 79 responses, the job of Department Chair (College / University) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.9 out of 5. On average, Department Chair (College / University)s are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Female
54.1%
Male
45.4%
Prefer to self-define
0.5%
This data is based on 205 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

90%

Dental

81%

Vision

71%

None

8%