Provosts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $147K annually. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. The majority of Provosts (64 percent) survey respondents are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Job Description for Provost
Provosts are known as the senior academic administrators in many colleges and universities. They are often in charge of overseeing the planning and development of educational programs provided by the college and also ensure that academic integrity is upheld by providing leadership, guidance, and advocacy for student affairs. Many provosts are also responsible for the allocation of funds to various departments.Read More...
Provosts should have exceptional knowledge of each department of their university and be able to solve a variety of on-campus problems which may arise. Candidates for this position should have excellent leadership skills and be able to plan, execute, and deliver on their plans and ideas for the university. Provosts must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be organized, good listeners, able to handle stress, and able to multitask.
Those in this position should also work well with people of different cultures, races, and diverse backgrounds and treat everyone with equal respect. Most provosts are required to have a master's degree in an educational field, though a doctorate degree is often preferred by employers. Provosts must also have had a tenure as a professor in an academic department of their college. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
- Review data, set goals, and identify strategies to reach those goals.
- Represent the organization and its students.
- Hire and oversee staff.
- Chair academic councils and committees and work with external partners.
- Manage departmental and organizational budgets.
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Pay by Experience Level for Provost
Pay by Experience for a Provost has a positive trend. An entry-level Provost with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Provost with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Provost which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $162,000 based on 16 salaries. A Provost with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 23 salaries.
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