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Senior-Level Administrator Median Salaries by Title and Institution Type (2005-06)

Below are results of the 2005-06 Administrative Compensation Survey conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Findings reflect salaries of nearly 68,000 job incumbents from public and private institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 1,345 institutions for 211 selected positions, mostly at the director level and above. View the CUPA-HR press release or order complete survey results.

 
Job Title All Institutions Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate Two-Year
Executive
CEO of a System/District $243,000 $311,000 $168,077 * $201,135
Ex Asst/Chief Staff for CEO System/District $109,668 $108,413 * * $97,494
CEO of Single Institution $192,155 $295,008 $200,000 $195,500 $141,685
Ex Asst/Chief Staff CEO of Single Institution $85,672 $114,190 $82,144 $74,000 $68,395
Executive Vice President/Vice Chancellor $141,908 $247,851 $141,908 $118,800 $113,600
Academic I (Deans and Directors)
Associate Chief Academic Officer $99,938 $138,845 $99,672 $89,080 $84,170
Chief Technical Services Librarian $53,802 $76,001 $50,972 $47,192 $49,250
Chief Public Services Librarian $55,000 $77,926 $53,174 $47,159 $51,216
Dean of Home Economics $148,457 $159,800 * * *
Dean of Communications $104,233 $160,900 $98,944 $63,088 $73,334
Dean, Public Affairs $164,062 $169,680 $120,154 * *
Chief Academic Affairs Officer & Provost $133,744 $223,196 $140,000 $121,868 $99,648
Chief Research Officer $178,656 $190,184 $116,231 * $82,999
Chief Technology Transfer Officer $134,946 $135,864 $115,884 * *
Chief Health Professions Officer $213,113 $337,547 $112,789 * $91,927
Dean of Agriculture $158,026 $166,320 $120,454 * *
Dean of Architecture $160,032 $185,877 $119,612 $77,136 *
Dean of Arts & Letters $108,100 $151,817 $106,248 $96,000 $84,677
Dean of Arts & Sciences $117,625 $174,310 $112,625 $90,350 $75,627
Dean of Business $127,204 $208,151 $126,871 $82,387 $78,030
Dean of Continuing Education $92,891 $136,548 $93,629 $74,173 $83,429
Dean of Cooperative Extension $124,972 $150,000 $86,478 * $78,117
Dean of Dentistry $244,394 $249,830 $211,201 * *
Dean of Education $113,105 $152,823 $106,072 $72,188 $70,000
Dean of Engineering $173,279 $201,977 $142,230 $104,571 $81,381
Dean of External Degree Programs $89,116 $121,490 $93,483 $70,438 $65,568
Dean of Fine Arts $113,328 $153,236 $105,500 $74,233 $79,140
Dean of Graduate Programs $115,000 $147,183 $96,351 $90,721 *
Dean of Health-Related Professions $103,336 $153,000 $109,579 $83,854 $80,129
Dean of Honors Program $94,995 $109,819 $78,583 $74,561 *
Dean of Humanities $91,477 $165,000 $100,780 $72,281 $78,497
Dean of Instruction $87,282 * * * $87,282
Dean of Law $229,561 $238,148 $200,000 $222,794 *
Dean of Library $118,570 $147,973 $102,203 $124,447 $82,512
Dean of Mathematics $85,632 $121,152 $88,240 $52,892 $79,417
Dean of Medicine $316,700 $343,607 $220,927 * *
Dean of Music $115,839 $140,000 $105,000 $53,657 *
Dean of Nursing $106,632 $163,194 $100,538 $73,557 $71,635
Dean of Occup Studies/Vocational Edu/Tech $79,845 $128,976 $111,501 $95,260 $77,020
Dean of Pharmacy $181,015 $192,100 $152,060 * *
Dean of Public Health $231,474 $246,923 * * *
Dean of Sciences $109,690 $178,940 $112,100 $78,787 $84,839
Dean of Social Sciences $97,417 $182,477 $102,306 $80,577 $82,205
Dean of Social Work $136,664 $156,665 $106,343 $61,000 *
Dean of Special Programs $83,581 $138,768 $83,597 $85,233 $83,581
Dean of Undergraduate Programs $108,949 $137,397 $95,556 $88,492 *
Dean of Veterinary Medicine $186,587 $192,635 * * *
Director, Institutional Research $75,000 $96,720 $71,765 $65,600 $65,650
Associate Director, Institutional Research $58,203 $67,080 $53,980 $45,519 $49,508
Director, International Education $73,576 $95,391 $67,500 $65,000 $68,012
Director, International Studies Education $60,130 $70,888 $59,039 $54,512 $60,081
Director, Sponsored Research and Programs $83,525 $102,800 $73,084 $60,000 $70,444
Director, Continuing Education $64,950 $90,000 $64,882 $56,029 $62,400
Senior Technology Licensing Officer $90,290 $92,648 * * *
Director, Distance Learning $67,000 $79,126 $63,839 $54,148 $59,280
Director, Library Services $77,373 $137,754 $81,000 $65,645 $65,330
Acquisitions Librarian $52,510 $63,495 $48,772 $50,141 $58,575
Director, Educational Media Services $59,237 $81,027 $61,553 $50,614 $58,345
Director, Learning Resources Center $56,280 $72,541 $51,461 $48,223 $63,626
Child Care Site Director $76,028 $92,547 $71,047 $59,566 $61,873
Director, Academic Computing $78,757 $109,527 $74,666 $66,532 $72,388
Associate Director, Academic Computing $74,386 $90,094 $61,536 $54,131 $54,815
Academic II Assistant/Associate Deans
A/A Dean, Communications $88,528 $96,565 $88,324 * $73,802
A/A Dean, Library and Information Sciences $86,356 $94,311 $70,591 * *
A/A Dean, Public Affairs $99,310 $100,326 * * *
A/A Dean, Agriculture $137,500 $139,807 $91,800 * *
A/A Dean, Architecture $99,328 $99,328 * * *
A/A Dean, Arts & Letters $95,044 $110,210 $82,456 * *
A/A Dean, Arts & Sciences $97,271 $101,695 $90,979 $71,819 $84,650
A/A Dean, Business $114,814 $133,243 $100,000 $76,581 $80,306
A/A Dean, Continuing Education $71,490 $90,500 $70,926 $64,390 $67,126
A/A Dean, Cooperative Extension $104,295 $104,295 * * *
A/A Dean, Dentistry $152,209 $156,327 * * *
A/A Dean, Education $94,917 $102,978 $83,781 $69,515 *
A/A Dean, Engineering $121,583 $126,579 $102,934 * $68,532
A/A Dean, External Degree Programs $96,192 * * * *
A/A Dean, Family & Consumer Sciences $102,519 $106,020 * * *
A/A Dean, Fine Arts $83,979 $93,016 $82,101 * *
A/A Dean, Graduate Programs $95,342 $105,000 $72,567 * *
A/A Dean, Health Related Professions $87,730 $99,485 $88,395 $62,980 $66,000
A/A Dean, Honors Program $77,595 $77,595 $72,000 * *
A/A Dean, Humanities $92,604 $97,568 $82,774 $65,379 $63,356
A/A Dean, Instruction $77,086 * * * $77,086
A/A Dean, Law $110,430 $109,797 $110,430 * *
A/A Dean, Mathematics $91,664 $91,664 $104,051 * $70,963
A/A Dean, Medicine $177,920 $181,786 * * *
A/A Dean, Music $86,407 $86,407 $79,853 * *
A/A Dean, Nursing $97,231 $110,314 $87,003 $63,689 $72,555
A/A Dean, Occup Studies/Vocational Edu/Tech $77,000 $66,197 $97,363 $71,552 $90,910
A/A Dean, Pharmacy $124,916 $128,262 $113,597 * *
A/A Dean, Public Health $135,878 $135,878 * * *
A/A Dean, Sciences $98,781 $106,493 $107,142 $66,278 $69,420
A/A Dean, Social Sciences $96,150 $109,829 $96,150 * $78,673
A/A Dean, Social Work $96,580 $100,949 $91,063 * *
A/A Dean, Special Programs $55,592 $55,400 $48,957 * $59,474
A/A Dean, Undergraduate Programs $77,139 $89,196 $75,796 $68,959 *
A/A Dean, Veterinary Medicine $144,330 $143,660 * * *
Administrative
General Counsel $135,602 $156,000 $110,286 $118,322 $119,886
Manager, Wage and Salary/Compensation $64,891 $69,126 $58,000 $55,649 $58,074
Manager, Personnel Information Systems $68,200 $77,921 $59,383 $53,523 $58,120
Director, AA/EEO $87,360 $96,245 $77,972 $80,986 $80,438
Associate Director, AA/EEO $63,115 $67,064 $57,888 * *
Director, Personnel and AA $69,276 $90,655 $71,186 $70,198 $63,082
Associate Director, Information Systems $85,706 $105,184 $76,895 $69,334 $82,382
Systems Analyst (Highest Level) $64,852 $68,868 $58,694 $55,599 $64,564
Administrator, Hospital Medical Center $350,000 $368,000 * * *
Comptroller $83,300 $115,156 $82,000 $73,500 $74,315
Director, Internal Audit $84,110 $98,052 $67,560 $67,465 $61,758
Chief Business Officer $130,770 $188,145 $133,250 $119,706 $97,020
Chief Administration Officer $122,163 $176,276 $120,940 $103,272 $92,972
Chief Financial Officer $112,856 $165,254 $110,000 $99,500 $89,174
Chief Investment Officer $135,179 $200,000 $78,719 $124,000 $88,435
Chief Planning Officer $112,363 $130,000 $100,622 $84,097 $101,700
Chief Budget Officer $90,255 $112,300 $80,242 $82,775 $77,075
Chief Planning and Budget Officer $112,008 $136,803 $96,450 $78,750 $89,312
Chief Human Resources Officer $85,000 $121,000 $82,400 $67,650 $79,236
Chief Information Officer $102,175 $159,000 $100,315 $85,152 $86,138
Chief Physical Plant/Facilities Officer $86,000 $128,994 $86,000 $73,734 $70,715
Director, Risk Management & Insurance $77,628 $87,000 $65,172 $65,000 $65,000
Director, Medical Center Public Relations / External Affairs $127,781 $128,156 * * *
Director, Medical Center Human Resources $123,000 $137,337 * * *
Associate Budget Director $71,381 $84,200 $66,091 $63,036 $66,479
Assistant Comptroller $64,680 $83,568 $58,674 $53,179 $58,000
Restricted Funds Accountant $52,625 $54,096 $48,122 $49,772 $43,684
Director, Accounting $69,606 $86,005 $67,309 $51,800 $64,470
Bursar $59,036 $80,856 $55,035 $46,830 $59,199
Associate/Assistant Bursar $47,277 $56,531 $42,785 $35,717 $46,371
Director/Manager, Payroll $52,212 $68,420 $46,350 $42,791 $51,147
Director, Purchasing/Materials Management $66,386 $85,469 $61,640 $54,800 $60,300
Associate Director, Purchasing/Materials Management $57,182 $64,416 $45,946 $41,600 $51,663
Director, Auxiliary Services $82,220 $108,150 $74,968 $73,770 $65,315
Director, Bookstore $49,012 $76,178 $49,458 $42,500 $43,054
Associate Director, Bookstore $41,050 $59,446 $36,895 $38,200 $39,142
Director, Environmental Health and Safety $75,705 $92,113 $62,220 $58,989 $62,847
Director, Campus Security/Safety $64,575 $92,700 $62,000 $50,830 $54,498
Associate Director, Physical Plant/Facilities Management $69,735 $88,600 $65,000 $60,075 $63,425
Manager, Landscape & Grounds $50,447 $60,794 $46,688 $47,313 $42,488
Manager, Building Maintenance Trades $57,120 $60,525 $53,636 $50,800 $52,666
Manager, Technical Trades $57,350 $67,500 $50,470 $53,939 $46,528
Manager, Custodial Services $46,699 $59,305 $43,392 $43,131 $44,205
Manager, Power Plant $63,535 $70,615 $57,003 $57,699 $57,795
Associate Director, Human Resources $68,440 $88,465 $56,900 $53,500 $63,000
Director/Manager, Employee Benefits $56,004 $71,047 $46,350 $47,241 $50,598
Director/Manager, Training & Development $63,173 $68,850 $50,541 $53,466 $57,969
Director/Manager, Employee Relations $67,053 $69,837 $67,228 $56,000 $62,544
Director/Manager, Labor Relations $85,433 $85,433 $64,546 * $64,714
Director/Manager, Employment $57,289 $65,288 $55,517 $51,261 $53,445
Director, Administrative Computing $82,162 $104,535 $77,923 $71,481 $69,954
Associate Director, Administrative Computing $73,984 $93,016 $64,137 $63,367 $67,078
Director, Telecommunications/Networking $78,976 $102,590 $73,000 $67,644 $70,895
Database Administrator $70,793 $77,096 $69,663 $56,500 $70,798
External Affairs
Chief Development Officer $118,500 $186,759 $118,822 $110,518 $79,630
Chief Public Relations Officer $78,856 $132,290 $73,626 $66,325 $62,335
Chief Development and Public Relations Officer $122,764 $190,204 $120,451 $115,150 $79,971
Director/Manager, Printing Services $48,698 $62,589 $45,420 $38,917 $49,542
Director, Annual Giving $57,198 $72,100 $54,866 $52,403 $54,221
Director, Corporate/Foundation Relations $72,151 $86,468 $65,427 $68,000 $74,643
Director, Planned Giving $80,260 $103,043 $71,492 $74,538 $73,372
Director, Alumni Affairs $60,500 $93,784 $57,192 $52,359 $50,451
Director, Development and Alumni Affairs $72,302 $123,000 $74,002 $68,958 $65,716
Director, Major Gifts $75,000 $83,736 $71,458 $73,180 $58,905
Director, Governmental/Legislative Relations $108,258 $125,000 $89,699 $69,395 $98,206
Director, Church Relations $55,729 $82,783 $64,433 $52,720 *
Director, Community Services $55,741 $70,000 $49,980 $45,000 $58,395
Director, Publications $59,682 $73,150 $55,097 $52,100 $58,630
Associate Director, Publications $50,000 $56,590 $45,000 $42,000 $49,179
Director, Information Office $61,200 $82,640 $60,175 $51,000 $57,804
Director, News Bureau/Service $52,726 $63,480 $46,977 $47,810 $60,191
Director, Marketing $68,250 $77,437 $68,213 $63,086 $59,675
Student Services
Associate Chief Student Affairs Officer $78,222 $107,000 $76,695 $61,829 $64,287
Director, Sports Information $41,778 $55,110 $40,504 $35,000 $41,000
Director, Men's Athletic Programs $78,000 $99,008 $70,150 $60,737 *
Director, Women's Athletic Programs $62,759 $89,382 $54,629 $49,188 *
Chief Student Affairs/Life Officer $104,916 $161,000 $109,000 $95,000 $89,174
Chief Admissions Officer $75,000 $96,757 $71,100 $69,001 $60,825
Chief Enrollment Management Officer $99,920 $120,500 $100,000 $97,335 $69,708
Associate Director, Admissions $51,945 $58,863 $49,254 $49,223 $47,747
Director, Admissions and Registrar $68,108 $97,979 $72,100 $50,500 $66,818
Registrar $63,023 $86,311 $65,454 $56,850 $52,638
Associate Registrar $48,864 $62,024 $47,323 $42,448 $44,822
Assistant Registrar $40,155 $47,889 $37,307 $34,790 $42,210
Director, Admissions and Financial Aid $90,000 $96,025 $96,155 $119,240 $67,436
Director, Student Financial Aid $66,147 $87,229 $66,950 $61,565 $61,901
Associate Director, Student Financial Aid $50,000 $60,675 $46,333 $42,600 $50,256
Director, Food/Dining Services $74,442 $87,187 $69,093 $68,120 $48,920
Associate Director, Food/Dining Services $60,085 $65,625 $49,117 $53,487 $43,944
Director, Athletics $86,350 $167,200 $85,819 $72,216 $62,444
Dean of Students $78,963 $97,274 $74,000 $62,550 $77,481
Director, Foreign Students $50,902 $62,074 $49,275 $46,117 $42,652
Director, Campus Ministries $52,893 $75,201 $51,483 $51,775 $43,828
Director, Minority Affairs $53,648 $68,340 $50,474 $47,731 $52,756
Director, Conferences $55,641 $69,868 $49,815 $49,565 $69,431
Director, Women's Center $58,600 $60,689 $53,549 $50,232 $66,806
Director, Student Activities $48,451 $57,713 $46,952 $40,150 $56,253
Assistant Director, Student Activities $38,355 $42,110 $37,000 $33,152 $42,833
Director, Campus Recreation/Intramurals $54,252 $70,339 $50,993 $42,024 $47,116
Assistant Director, Campus Recreation/Intramurals $42,354 $45,216 $36,218 $37,938 $26,611
Director, Union and Student Activities $62,100 $75,043 $60,000 $50,100 $57,020
Director, Student Union $65,000 $76,978 $56,669 $49,836 $43,749
Associate/Assistant Director, Student Union $52,085 $56,212 $45,252 $38,825 *
Director, Academic Advising $52,976 $71,312 $56,243 $51,333 $60,049
Director, Career Development and Placement $57,515 $78,024 $54,854 $50,280 $51,531
Director, Student Academic Counseling $66,839 $82,891 $62,068 $57,512 $63,824
Associate Director, Student Counseling $58,133 $62,281 $52,895 $49,120 $52,530
Director, Student Housing $57,460 $84,363 $55,054 $46,400 $43,159
Associate Director, Student Housing $48,467 $58,951 $43,779 $36,617 *
Housing Officer/Administrative Operations $51,151 $59,420 $45,493 $37,472 *
Housing Officer/Residence Life $36,995 $45,314 $37,482 $29,000 $32,460
Director, Student Health Services (Physician) $132,073 $147,331 $110,060 $126,255 *
Director, Student Health Services (Nurse) $57,278 $73,020 $57,226 $47,675 $50,504
Director, Student Health Services (Non Medical) $78,407 $86,400 $73,887 $66,380 $43,823

2005-06 ADMINISTRATIVE COMPENSATION SURVEY ©2006 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights reserved.

* 3 or fewer institutions reported