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Senior-Level Administrator Median Salaries by Title and Institution Type (2010-11)

Below are results of the 2010-11 Administrative Compensation Survey conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Findings reflect salaries of 78,118 job incumbents from public and private institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 1,256 institutions for 284 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
Senior Executive & Chief Functional Officers
CEO of a System/District $322,700 $425,000 $266,100 * $252,343
Ex Asst/Chief Staff for CEO System/District $121,553 $121,288 $92,098 * $122,847
CEO of Single Institution $248,000 $385,000 $250,000 $241,488 $167,895
Ex Asst/Chief Staff CEO of Single Institution $99,013 $129,273 $99,011 $85,000 $76,356
Executive Vice President/Vice Chancellor $182,835 $291,664 $175,100 $136,500 $144,871
Secretary of the Institution $85,573 $172,125 $73,468 $84,498 $66,029
Chief Academic Affairs Officer & Provost $164,000 $275,000 $168,150 $145,000 $118,645
Chief Research Officer $203,535 $224,500 $136,035 $126,434 $111,449
Chief Technology Transfer Officer $157,541 $164,800 $127,725 * *
Chief Business Officer $162,828 $228,762 $163,432 $144,787 $115,242
Chief Administration Officer $141,917 $200,640 $134,890 $121,408 $116,495
Chief Financial Officer $140,000 $194,000 $131,983 $118,261 $110,700
Chief Investment Officer $178,675 $216,000 $102,577 $177,500 *
Chief Planning Officer $121,550 $164,409 $102,457 $121,992 $108,923
Chief Budget Officer $106,100 $129,482 $96,123 $95,000 $88,185
Chief Planning and Budget Officer $143,789 $169,838 $129,273 $97,386 *
Chief Legal Affairs Officer $168,210 $196,781 $144,263 $154,515 $134,222
Chief Human Resources Officer $100,254 $150,000 $96,408 $84,592 $91,897
Chief Information Officer $122,228 $200,000 $115,579 $104,848 $101,075
Chief Physical Plant/Facilities Officer $102,124 $150,338 $99,515 $86,179 $82,059
Chief Accounting Officer/Comptroller $98,840 $138,100 $94,828 $86,050 $88,902
Chief Health Professions Officer $295,896 $525,000 $151,020 $104,511 $105,039
Chief Administrator, Hospital/Medical Center $410,000 $517,920 * * *
Chief Student Affairs/Life Officer $124,125 $186,000 $126,250 $108,386 $103,346
Chief Admissions Officer $87,000 $110,031 $81,918 $83,300 $71,379
Chief Enrollment Management Officer $120,560 $150,866 $124,196 $110,921 $85,285
Chief External Affairs Officer $150,681 $197,000 $141,499 $139,330 $125,311
Chief Development Officer $144,950 $231,300 $145,913 $138,322 $95,291
Chief Public Relations Officer $100,776 $157,068 $92,350 $90,000 $83,382
Chief Development and Public Relations Officer $141,746 $222,000 $141,823 $123,450 $84,565
Chief Audit Officer $101,013 $118,525 $84,460 $91,910 $86,700
Chief Diversity Officer $102,447 $139,005 $91,337 $88,771 $91,567
Academic Deans
Dean of Agriculture $208,440 $223,300 $115,441 * *
Dean of Architecture $185,544 $199,796 $137,496 * *
Dean of Arts & Letters $120,340 $180,164 $125,000 $104,167 $90,579
Dean of Arts & Sciences $138,723 $210,000 $129,918 $110,373 $86,279
Dean of Biological & Life Sciences $115,787 $189,000 $128,000 $102,542 $76,863
Dean of Business $159,112 $268,359 $150,000 $120,000 $87,148
Dean of Computer & Information Sciences $131,128 $202,500 $154,050 * $84,400
Dean of Continuing Education $107,534 $149,795 $110,000 $88,664 $92,735
Dean of Cooperative Extension $143,666 $170,652 * * *
Dean of Dentistry $298,710 $313,650 * * *
Dean of Divinity / Theology $93,133 $159,500 $95,126 $79,665 *
Dean of Education $131,128 $184,500 $125,000 $90,945 $86,237
Dean of Engineering $213,119 $240,933 $169,298 $116,825 $81,312
Dean of External Degree Programs $95,500 $123,165 $95,500 * $85,467
Dean of Family & Consumer Sciences $181,624 $183,325 * * *
Dean of Fine Arts $127,726 $179,340 $124,373 $109,661 $89,880
Dean of Forestry & Environmental Studies $185,480 $194,950 * * *
Dean of Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Policy $201,211 $227,706 * * *
Dean of Graduate Programs $135,000 $170,350 $116,410 $96,000 *
Dean of Health-Related Professions $121,340 $184,500 $132,578 $113,232 $90,125
Dean of Honors Program $123,198 $129,980 $102,000 * *
Dean of Humanities $109,109 $188,600 $120,200 $85,550 $88,289
Dean of Instruction $93,848 * * $100,000 $92,425
Dean of Journalism & Mass Communication $169,200 $194,500 $130,560 * $94,800
Dean of Law $278,454 $289,800 $248,545 $261,250 *
Dean of Library $124,750 $159,884 $110,806 $90,000 $92,383
Dean of Mathematics $93,646 $128,391 $128,000 * $86,869
Dean of Medicine $437,040 $437,286 * * *
Dean of Music $157,331 $186,116 $107,000 * *
Dean of Nursing $133,820 $192,824 $120,084 $98,201 $85,000
Dean of Occup Studies/Vocational Edu/Tech $93,879 $135,000 $134,396 $110,048 $90,011
Dean of Performing Arts $140,814 $211,630 $138,075 * *
Dean of Pharmacy $212,097 $230,000 $195,674 $192,950 *
Dean of Public Administration $149,816 $218,000 * * *
Dean of Public Health $285,500 $295,576 * * *
Dean of Sciences $131,250 $207,000 $130,000 $97,651 $81,950
Dean of Social Sciences $104,721 $197,272 $124,182 $70,958 $85,945
Dean of Social Work $176,819 $200,000 $103,820 * *
Dean of Special Programs $90,425 * $80,000 $90,202 $87,824
Dean of Undergraduate Programs $130,488 $163,136 $107,500 $100,500 *
Dean of Veterinary Medicine $225,242 $225,242 * * *
Multiple Academic Disciplines $112,884 $196,460 $114,793 $102,400 $91,673
Associate/Assistant Academic Deans
A/A Dean, Agriculture $137,957 $143,322 * * *
A/A Dean, Architecture $106,243 $107,494 * * *
A/A Dean, Arts & Letters $98,928 $115,306 $95,813 * *
A/A Dean, Arts & Sciences $100,837 $119,390 $92,088 $95,187 $71,400
A/A Dean, Biology & Life Sciences $111,326 $131,586 $95,000 * *
A/A Dean, Business $125,004 $153,131 $115,759 $91,977 $74,840
A/A Dean, Computer & Information Sciences $121,029 $145,270 $127,567 * *
A/A Dean, Continuing Education $82,000 $96,935 $77,276 $76,568 $68,515
A/A Dean, Cooperative Extension $148,670 $148,941 * * *
A/A Dean, Dentistry $164,764 $159,656 * * *
A/A Dean, Divinity / Theology $83,414 $80,306 $82,590 * *
A/A Dean, Education $100,215 $114,052 $93,341 $76,441 *
A/A Dean, Engineering $135,431 $142,958 $112,860 $95,000 $88,488
A/A Dean, External Degree Programs $94,375 * * * *
A/A Dean, Family & Consumer Sciences $118,640 $121,845 * * *
A/A Dean, Fine Arts $87,237 $98,220 $84,331 * *
A/A Dean, Forestry/Environmental Studies $113,752 $124,296 * * *
A/A Dean, Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Policy $122,926 $126,012 * * *
A/A Dean, Graduate Programs $100,610 $109,421 $87,737 $79,900 *
A/A Dean, Health Related Professions $103,865 $119,779 $102,593 * $80,304
A/A Dean, Honors Program $91,392 $95,000 $80,215 * *
A/A Dean, Humanities $95,676 $114,190 $92,029 * $70,000
A/A Dean, Instruction $85,419 * * * $87,019
A/A Dean, Journalism & Mass Communication $103,602 $108,105 $90,744 * *
A/A Dean, Law $133,294 $133,314 $131,077 $169,136 *
Deputy Collection Librarian $90,772 $100,457 $79,319 * $66,409
A/A Dean, Mathematics $94,597 * $103,060 * $79,514
A/A Dean, Medicine $188,206 $187,283 * * *
A/A Dean, Music $90,000 $89,994 $87,663 * *
A/A Dean, Nursing $107,675 $121,875 $98,100 $94,436 $86,910
A/A Dean, Occup Studies/Vocational Edu/Tech $82,470 $105,648 $94,276 * $79,741
A/A Dean, Performing Arts $81,945 $96,776 * * *
A/A Dean, Pharmacy $133,017 $137,811 $128,394 * *
A/A Dean, Public Administration $76,385 * * * *
A/A Dean, Public Health $131,396 $140,990 * * *
A/A Dean, Sciences $114,690 $132,133 $104,608 * $86,700
A/A Dean, Social Sciences $102,267 $113,600 $99,348 * $79,750
A/A Dean, Social Work $98,000 $103,239 * * *
A/A Dean, Special Programs $70,800 $81,534 * $73,636 *
A/A Dean, Undergraduate Programs $85,344 $98,632 $77,240 $80,590 *
A/A Dean, Veterinary Medicine $154,175 $154,175 * * *
A/A Dean, Multiple Academic Disciplines $96,237 * $92,750 $78,361 *
Academic Affairs
Vice Provost $149,591 $181,107 $128,537 $119,500 $111,777
Associate Provost $117,510 $151,910 $115,541 $99,876 $92,292
Assistant Provost $96,514 $109,555 $91,624 $89,698 $85,118
Director, Institutional Research $82,002 $110,000 $78,526 $73,488 $77,160
Associate Director, Institutional Research $65,564 $76,495 $55,000 $50,300 $61,930
Director, International Education $80,000 $104,169 $75,967 $70,960 $74,176
Director, International Studies Education $72,218 $80,106 $72,100 $61,643 $85,588
Director, Sponsored Research and Programs $93,600 $113,386 $83,222 $79,799 $77,403
Director, Continuing Education $74,814 $101,000 $73,905 $65,400 $70,681
Senior Technology Licensing Officer $104,711 $104,711 * * *
Director, Distance Learning $77,525 $90,129 $72,358 $67,667 $71,188
Director, Teaching Center $85,108 $99,416 $82,449 $75,835 $67,955
Assoc/Asst VP for Research $155,229 $158,478 $110,000 * *
Director, Museums $96,815 $120,000 $80,505 $98,750 $73,375
Education Abroad Director $69,500 $76,735 $63,727 $71,219 *
Director/Dean Workforce & Career Development $83,117 $75,876 $61,480 $61,255 $87,430
Chief Operations Officer (Non-Faculty), Medical School $238,704 $225,422 * * *
Chief Financial Officer, Medical School $186,000 $195,406 * * *
Chief Admissions Officer, Medical School $92,298 $118,074 * * *
Chief Financial Aid Officer, Medical School $64,728 $67,787 * * *
Chief Student Affairs Officer, Medical School $154,307 $156,825 * * *
Chief Development Officer, Medical School $146,610 $154,788 * * *
Chief IT Officer, Medical School $132,123 $120,489 * * *
Chief Research Officer, Medical School $212,880 $228,048 * * *
Chief Librarian, Medical School $116,637 $124,736 * * *
Chief HR Officer, Medical School $118,727 $115,000 * * *
Director, Library Services $82,976 $155,901 $86,743 $72,862 $69,360
Acquisitions Librarian $58,479 $67,381 $55,771 $53,287 $64,814
Head, Technical Services $62,967 $80,288 $61,125 $54,398 $54,141
Head, Public (Access) Services $59,648 $79,397 $58,017 $53,287 $53,828
Head, Catalog & Metadata - Lev III $60,000 $65,571 $54,421 $52,536 $69,626
Head, Collection Development $67,657 $78,041 $57,881 $63,600 *
Spec Collections Librarian/Archivist $61,320 $69,137 $54,950 $56,537 *
Director, Educational Media Services $65,393 $83,015 $67,134 $56,747 $67,360
Director, Learning Resources Center $61,095 $78,886 $60,205 $54,000 $60,986
Associate Director, Admissions $55,608 $64,787 $53,000 $50,302 $52,000
Director, Admissions and Registrar $73,264 $91,774 $71,040 $74,483 $68,347
Registrar $73,483 $99,788 $74,675 $65,782 $63,225
Associate Registrar $54,848 $66,485 $50,584 $49,042 $51,830
Assistant Registrar $42,886 $50,348 $41,943 $39,136 $40,726
Director, Admissions and Financial Aid $106,419 $107,887 $94,473 $140,500 *
Director, Student Financial Aid $75,349 $102,003 $75,085 $66,545 $69,295
Associate Director, Student Financial Aid $54,551 $66,980 $52,625 $49,590 $49,793
Business and Administrative Affairs
Director, Risk Management & Insurance $87,000 $97,500 $67,378 $75,429 $85,227
Director, Medical Center Public Relations / External Affairs $120,000 $136,008 * * *
Director, Medical Center Human Resources $153,700 $147,357 * * *
Director, University Research Park $148,317 $158,188 $143,197 * *
Director, Contracts & Grants $85,004 $95,713 $73,220 $58,486 $77,630
Director, College/University Press $98,940 $111,872 $78,134 * *
College/Div Business Affairs Officer $93,840 $100,389 $84,050 $63,941 $103,677
Director/Head of Title III Program $68,656 $86,165 $64,328 * $57,500
Director/Head of Sustainability $75,000 $85,850 $73,524 $64,399 *
Associate Budget Director $82,500 $92,665 $75,068 $74,270 $80,697
Assistant Comptroller $74,160 $91,995 $71,342 $63,500 $63,929
Restricted Funds Accountant $59,166 $64,477 $55,693 $59,277 $46,875
Director, Accounting $79,304 $95,262 $73,761 $65,679 $65,924
Bursar $66,403 $87,122 $63,340 $56,260 $58,748
Associate/Assistant Bursar $51,180 $59,460 $49,146 $41,567 $49,010
Director/Manager, Payroll $61,892 $80,024 $56,400 $49,020 $61,253
Director, Purchasing/Materials Management $77,100 $96,500 $69,797 $68,424 $68,172
Associate Director, Purchasing/Materials Management $66,674 $72,058 $59,673 $48,892 $63,066
Director, Auxiliary Services $89,846 $119,033 $84,870 $83,617 $76,343
Director/Manager, Printing Services $54,952 $71,936 $51,896 $44,508 $52,554
Director/Manager, Mail Services $46,776 $55,117 $44,946 $41,000 $57,956
Director, Bookstore $57,444 $88,332 $58,069 $51,209 $52,053
Associate Director, Bookstore $47,997 $65,054 $43,729 $41,976 $49,256
Director, Food/Dining Services $84,794 $104,823 $79,029 $77,819 $65,133
Associate Director, Food/Dining Services $70,027 $74,889 $61,200 $58,732 *
Director, Environmental Health and Safety $84,429 $100,619 $71,400 $67,361 $66,188
Director, Campus Security/Safety $77,000 $108,552 $73,624 $62,817 $70,641
Director, Parking & Transportation $74,751 $80,824 $63,420 $45,375 *
Director, Real Estate & Space Management $105,364 $115,201 $85,650 $94,903 *
Architect for the Institution $100,553 $113,000 $90,382 $92,732 $92,227
Associate Director, Physical Plant/Facilities Management $80,000 $100,939 $73,000 $73,211 $69,293
Director, Energy & Utilities $90,677 $92,850 $78,838 $77,953 *
Manager, Landscape & Grounds $57,708 $70,890 $52,960 $53,924 $52,318
Manager, Building Maintenance Trades $64,324 $76,850 $59,936 $57,992 $62,753
Manager, Technical Trades $65,176 $71,460 $61,612 $59,092 $56,094
Manager, Custodial Services $54,030 $66,231 $51,191 $47,900 $54,137
Manager, Power Plant $68,008 $76,373 $64,780 $62,650 *
Human Resources and Information Technology
Associate Director, Human Resources $74,254 $90,901 $68,350 $68,279 $69,535
Director/Manager, Employee Benefits $67,000 $81,134 $61,565 $55,587 $62,480
Director/Manager, Training & Development $74,600 $78,900 $65,353 $78,231 $72,994
Director/Manager, Employee Relations $81,600 $82,699 $72,456 $83,037 $77,009
Director/Manager, Labor Relations $90,449 $98,102 $78,946 * $80,569
Director/Manager, Employment $66,898 $76,461 $59,992 $57,500 $62,269
Director/Manager, Compensation & Classification $78,915 $83,311 $67,301 $80,000 $75,336
Director/Manager, HR Information Systems (HRIS) $74,323 $82,818 $63,578 $64,500 $75,042
Director of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment $93,923 $100,680 $84,390 $76,000 $79,641
Associate Director, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment $71,400 $71,495 $68,505 * *
Director of HR & AA $81,130 $97,000 $82,758 $77,125 $78,392
Director, Disability Services $60,332 $70,000 $56,812 $53,182 $60,398
Deputy Chief Information Officer $104,686 $135,643 $95,270 $77,435 $94,304
Director, Academic Computing $89,542 $123,873 $81,691 $86,129 $82,725
Associate Director, Academic Computing $74,938 $86,491 $68,180 $72,050 $69,723
Director, Administrative Computing $90,000 $119,484 $86,249 $78,012 $79,299
Associate Director, Administrative Computing $78,350 $95,342 $74,318 $60,712 $64,454
Director, Telecommunications/Networking $89,471 $107,590 $82,000 $80,134 $83,226
Director, Enterprise Information Systems $96,305 $115,000 $89,556 $88,269 $86,434
Director, Research Computing $112,735 $113,999 * * *
Director, Enterprise Data Center $94,325 $99,965 $83,000 $86,700 $90,221
Director, IT Security $92,982 $104,498 $82,729 $69,000 $76,804
Director, Instructional Technology $77,880 $95,467 $73,120 $69,168 $67,918
Director, User Services $74,146 $93,276 $67,670 $64,739 $69,103
Director, Information Management $88,048 $93,500 $86,655 $64,275 $81,350
Principal Database Administrator $80,000 $90,420 $77,352 $70,967 $70,007
Principal Systems Analyst $73,553 $88,519 $70,720 $65,800 $62,538
Athletics
Director, Athletics $98,086 $206,550 $98,880 $83,190 $67,975
Associate Athletics Director $69,779 $101,252 $63,675 $61,151 $57,810
A/A Athletic Director for Sports Information/Communication $47,066 $61,396 $45,602 $41,814 *
A/A Athletic Director for Men's Athletic Programs $74,485 $137,721 $51,500 $58,338 *
A/A Athletic Director for Women's Athletic Programs $65,000 $92,000 $56,506 $56,316 *
A/A Athletic Director for Finance & Business $80,184 $99,000 $60,000 $72,100 *
A/A Athletic Director for Operations $63,385 $78,015 $52,922 $47,500 *
A/A Athletic Director for External Affairs $77,256 $92,227 $63,700 $48,874 *
A/A Athletic Director for Development $78,000 $85,850 $65,000 $51,783 *
A/A Athletic Director for Academic Affairs $66,402 $73,813 $57,410 * *
A/A Athletic Director for Compliance $56,000 $70,250 $49,272 $47,639 *
Student Affairs
Associate VP for Student Affairs $100,000 $128,368 $98,037 $72,300 $100,464
Assistant VP for Student Affairs $88,640 $108,120 $84,465 $62,000 $82,267
Dean of Students $87,755 $111,654 $81,704 $84,750 $85,000
Director, Greek Life $47,285 $54,762 $40,994 $40,830 *
Director, Foreign Students $58,865 $72,493 $55,978 $49,178 $57,052
Director, Campus Ministries $59,348 $81,505 $56,678 $59,083 *
Director, Minority Affairs $60,155 $72,532 $59,634 $52,765 $53,265
Director, Conferences $60,176 $76,944 $57,902 $54,097 $77,424
Director, Women's Center $63,000 $66,149 $60,008 $55,000 $70,759
Associate/Assistant Director Women's Center $47,000 $47,000 $45,829 * *
Director, Student Activities $55,608 $70,000 $53,313 $47,255 $59,195
Assistant Director, Student Activities $41,844 $48,738 $40,000 $38,976 $44,366
Director, Campus Recreation/Intramurals $64,500 $80,727 $56,198 $51,358 *
Assistant Director, Campus Recreation/Intramurals $47,252 $53,935 $41,546 $41,393 *
Director, Union and Student Activities $71,216 $82,472 $67,772 $65,730 *
Director, Student Union $69,666 $85,965 $61,455 $54,821 *
Associate/Assistant Director, Student Union $50,822 $59,197 $46,549 $41,799 *
Director, Academic Advising $63,054 $75,109 $64,044 $56,080 $60,000
Director, Career Development and Placement $66,157 $87,362 $63,982 $57,644 $59,373
Director, Student Academic Counseling $64,601 $86,078 $61,950 $55,015 $69,326
Associate Director, Student Counseling $61,359 $70,026 $53,635 $53,046 $70,598
Director, Student Housing $65,000 $92,770 $62,103 $54,290 $48,542
Associate Director, Student Housing $52,478 $66,727 $48,971 $41,222 *
Housing Officer/Administrative Operations $58,435 $65,000 $47,445 $42,099 *
Housing Officer/Residence Life $45,438 $61,500 $45,683 $39,577 $36,502
Director, Student Health Services (Physician) $151,840 $167,640 $135,402 $126,883 *
Director, Student Health Services (Nurse) $68,845 $85,451 $68,336 $59,582 $66,946
Director, Student Health Services (Non Medical) $86,280 $104,850 $74,790 $81,315 *
Director, Counseling & Psychological Services $79,226 $96,743 $73,015 $71,277 $58,129
External Affairs
Assoc/Asst VP/Chancellor for Development $118,912 $158,464 $101,377 $110,662 $116,288
Director, Annual Giving $64,508 $84,220 $61,200 $60,000 $69,038
Director, Corporate/Foundation Relations $80,168 $99,007 $75,117 $76,398 $74,100
Director, Planned Giving $90,537 $113,038 $85,398 $85,000 $51,831
Director, Alumni Affairs $69,345 $103,002 $65,143 $58,628 $57,195
Director, Development and Alumni Affairs $73,635 $104,454 $75,000 $68,230 $59,380
Director, Major Gifts $87,588 $115,000 $79,560 $84,920 $66,300
Director, Development for Instit School/College $80,190 $86,001 $65,043 $78,831 $77,606
Director, Donor Relations $63,800 $72,933 $57,427 $57,000 $63,299
Director, Advancement Research/Prospect Management $65,467 $75,250 $58,270 $62,291 *
Director, Governmental/Legislative Relations $125,000 $145,469 $102,701 $92,620 $103,174
Director, Federal Relations $124,800 $128,825 * * *
Director, State Government Relations $108,000 $109,873 $97,055 * *
Director, Church Relations $60,649 * $65,293 $58,924 *
Director, Community Services $62,815 $89,301 $56,977 $54,036 $63,000
Director, Publications $67,627 $81,800 $63,000 $63,615 $70,414
Associate Director, Publications $56,419 $61,604 $52,104 $51,253 $65,605
Director, Information Office $69,650 $89,100 $66,415 $62,072 $61,167
Director, News Bureau/Service $67,506 $79,185 $59,987 $60,990 $70,848
Director, Marketing $78,510 $94,000 $75,879 $69,949 $74,952

2010-11 ADMINISTRATIVE COMPENSATION SURVEY ©2011 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights reserved.

* 4 or fewer institutions reported