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Senior-Level Administrator Median Salaries by Title and Institution Type (2011-12)

Below are results of the 2011-12 Administrative Compensation Survey conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Findings reflect salaries of 76,933 job incumbents from public and private institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 1,240 institutions for 291 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 $326,250 $480,000 $272,500 $220,375 $255,439
Ex Asst/Chief Staff for CEO System/District $129,095 $154,800 $85,000 * $137,778
CEO of Single Institution $255,849 $392,150 $265,000 $250,000 $170,157
Ex Asst/Chief Staff CEO of Single Institution $101,329 $130,391 $97,957 $85,972 $76,208
Executive Vice President/Vice Chancellor $190,000 $302,500 $184,000 $157,055 $147,000
Secretary of the Institution $90,639 $168,830 $79,170 $79,254 $64,135
Chief Academic Affairs Officer & Provost $168,219 $281,162 $175,000 $149,167 $118,985
Chief Research Officer $212,107 $234,600 $126,189 $120,000 $96,541
Chief Technology Transfer Officer $164,317 $165,600 $109,242 * *
Chief Business Officer $167,197 $236,022 $169,243 $154,500 $119,137
Chief Administration Officer $151,472 $210,810 $138,000 $125,050 $125,517
Chief Financial Officer $149,350 $210,250 $142,085 $132,000 $108,000
Chief Investment Officer $195,863 $218,000 $108,643 $200,000 *
Chief Planning Officer $126,760 $154,898 $116,658 $132,860 $105,398
Chief Budget Officer $107,100 $131,064 $96,452 $96,380 $90,831
Chief Planning and Budget Officer $136,000 $173,102 $133,162 $99,050 *
Chief Legal Affairs Officer $172,977 $198,005 $140,000 $149,354 $130,083
Chief Human Resources Officer $102,861 $154,067 $98,345 $86,842 $90,672
Chief Information Officer $125,446 $200,000 $120,000 $105,880 $104,358
Chief Physical Plant/Facilities Officer $104,836 $155,000 $102,068 $88,386 $81,369
Chief Accounting Officer/Comptroller $100,105 $139,966 $97,000 $87,750 $90,977
Chief Health Professions Officer $350,947 $541,419 $96,000 * $108,286
Chief Administrator, Hospital/Medical Center $453,407 $566,733 * * *
Chief Student Affairs/Life Officer $127,633 $194,056 $129,600 $112,790 $103,584
Chief Admissions Officer $90,000 $112,217 $85,315 $86,000 $73,997
Chief Enrollment Management Officer $129,738 $160,750 $130,594 $117,500 $91,185
Chief External Affairs Officer $147,255 $210,000 $133,110 $138,801 $125,623
Chief Development Officer $150,000 $239,120 $150,000 $141,628 $93,000
Chief Public Relations Officer $105,000 $162,400 $97,728 $91,942 $87,575
Chief Development and Public Relations Officer $147,900 $239,798 $146,000 $135,650 $85,191
Chief Audit Officer $104,545 $121,056 $86,799 $83,825 $86,917
Chief Diversity Officer $106,153 $149,524 $90,000 $88,085 $86,059
Academic Deans
Dean of Agriculture $215,000 $227,166 $143,129 * *
Dean of Architecture $195,000 $203,062 $129,038 * *
Dean of Arts & Letters $120,175 $180,164 $123,390 $111,500 $90,000
Dean of Arts & Sciences $139,762 $220,829 $130,204 $109,984 $91,901
Dean of Biological & Life Sciences $109,762 $210,000 $124,685 $96,226 $87,943
Dean of Business $161,167 $290,700 $155,372 $120,077 $91,825
Dean of Computer & Information Sciences $129,009 $219,330 $140,000 * $84,400
Dean of Continuing Education $111,882 $164,138 $115,507 $91,744 $92,803
Dean of Cooperative Extension $175,329 $177,981 * * *
Dean of Dentistry $305,974 $322,500 * * *
Dean of Divinity / Theology $90,000 $144,198 $90,000 $77,768 *
Dean of Education $136,378 $190,000 $126,075 $94,646 $92,351
Dean of Engineering $220,884 $254,015 $175,000 $113,039 $81,312
Dean of External Degree Programs $90,028 * * * $90,028
Dean of Family & Consumer Sciences $185,948 $187,000 * * *
Dean of Fine Arts $129,944 $180,816 $128,125 $108,985 $92,070
Dean of Forestry & Environmental Studies $189,163 $192,479 * * *
Dean of Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Policy $249,571 $265,800 * * *
Dean of Graduate Programs $139,922 $175,444 $118,450 $94,836 *
Dean of Health-Related Professions $125,000 $186,480 $132,780 $111,608 $92,213
Dean of Honors Program $125,000 $133,469 $97,000 * *
Dean of Humanities $109,723 $189,276 $130,707 $95,325 $91,402
Dean of Instruction $92,985 * * $96,493 $91,553
Dean of Journalism & Mass Communication $181,813 $205,000 $147,650 * $95,756
Dean of Law $282,958 $308,254 $253,097 $268,580 *
Dean of Library $125,763 $163,500 $113,013 $90,536 $86,615
Dean of Mathematics $100,884 $120,000 $103,152 * $94,904
Dean of Medicine $474,212 $486,997 * * *
Dean of Music $157,663 $189,294 $98,940 * *
Dean of Nursing $129,600 $207,171 $120,701 $101,704 $86,498
Dean of Occup Studies/Vocational Edu/Tech $95,150 $137,010 $135,429 * $91,073
Dean of Performing Arts $145,750 $189,638 $142,707 * *
Dean of Pharmacy $228,799 $236,500 $199,941 $189,625 *
Dean of Public Administration $144,728 $181,250 * * *
Dean of Public Health $285,500 $302,414 * * *
Dean of Sciences $131,860 $210,000 $131,657 $110,000 $90,190
Dean of Social Sciences $108,760 $203,191 $131,250 $71,732 $90,122
Dean of Social Work $189,387 $199,700 $108,000 * *
Dean of Special Programs $91,200 * $78,474 $86,803 $90,598
Dean of Undergraduate Programs $124,650 $161,247 $116,335 $92,000 $91,680
Dean of Veterinary Medicine $237,280 $235,560 * * *
Multiple Academic Disciplines $113,818 $195,000 $122,500 $102,138 $90,739
Associate/Assistant Academic Deans
A/A Dean, Agriculture $142,147 $147,653 * * *
A/A Dean, Architecture $111,836 $112,483 * * *
A/A Dean, Arts & Letters $101,665 $118,255 $92,098 * *
A/A Dean, Arts & Sciences $102,040 $118,825 $94,074 $91,800 $76,259
A/A Dean, Biology & Life Sciences $114,824 $128,510 * * *
A/A Dean, Business $128,348 $162,129 $118,653 $94,093 $73,000
A/A Dean, Computer & Information Sciences $116,650 $139,896 * * $74,406
A/A Dean, Continuing Education $85,307 $101,212 $84,399 $67,994 $70,901
A/A Dean, Cooperative Extension $149,455 $150,240 * * *
A/A Dean, Dentistry $171,570 $158,561 * * *
A/A Dean, Divinity / Theology $86,434 $81,818 * * *
A/A Dean, Education $101,182 $119,661 $94,891 $82,670 *
A/A Dean, Engineering $139,932 $145,411 $120,000 * *
A/A Dean, External Degree Programs $85,247 * * * *
A/A Dean, Family & Consumer Sciences $116,205 $123,213 * * *
A/A Dean, Fine Arts $89,300 $101,700 $85,158 * *
A/A Dean, Forestry/Environmental Studies $118,926 $122,852 * * *
A/A Dean, Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Policy $126,690 $132,315 * * *
A/A Dean, Graduate Programs $102,949 $112,570 $89,887 $71,875 *
A/A Dean, Health Related Professions $104,197 $117,000 $96,420 * $80,608
A/A Dean, Honors Program $92,518 $104,862 $72,799 * *
A/A Dean, Humanities $96,139 $120,102 $91,688 * $70,500
A/A Dean, Instruction $86,909 * * * $89,004
A/A Dean, Journalism & Mass Communication $104,439 $108,105 $103,150 * *
A/A Dean, Law $135,386 $136,404 $134,923 * *
Deputy Collection Librarian $92,362 $101,569 $81,000 $83,573 *
A/A Dean, Mathematics $73,144 * * * $71,077
A/A Dean, Medicine $180,620 $184,975 * * *
A/A Dean, Music $95,653 $96,321 $94,856 * *
A/A Dean, Nursing $110,000 $122,672 $101,012 $84,645 $81,768
A/A Dean, Occup Studies/Vocational Edu/Tech $84,523 $96,554 * * $76,811
A/A Dean, Performing Arts $88,319 $94,229 * * *
A/A Dean, Pharmacy $141,243 $144,200 $132,350 * *
A/A Dean, Public Administration $89,587 * * * *
A/A Dean, Public Health $132,792 $142,091 * * *
A/A Dean, Sciences $116,971 $126,117 $107,771 * $83,020
A/A Dean, Social Sciences $103,417 $117,500 $85,636 * *
A/A Dean, Social Work $105,539 $105,870 $96,350 * *
A/A Dean, Special Programs $72,625 $100,445 $63,340 $73,901 $63,607
A/A Dean, Undergraduate Programs $86,923 $95,381 $75,100 $87,110 *
A/A Dean, Veterinary Medicine $169,263 $164,463 * * *
A/A Dean, Multiple Academic Disciplines $98,298 $101,680 $99,807 $84,472 *
Academic Affairs
Vice Provost $158,476 $192,959 $133,900 $117,877 $118,728
Associate Provost $120,000 $150,804 $118,450 $104,653 $89,760
Assistant Provost $97,021 $112,551 $92,869 $87,679 $88,523
Director, Institutional Research $84,505 $114,415 $81,600 $75,000 $77,031
Associate Director, Institutional Research $65,184 $78,112 $57,594 $51,963 $56,252
Director, International Education $83,081 $104,566 $80,800 $66,777 $80,627
Director, International Studies Education $73,566 $81,963 $70,132 $67,626 $71,477
Director, Sponsored Research and Programs $95,000 $117,729 $85,750 $79,659 $77,403
Director, Continuing Education $74,762 $99,500 $73,077 $66,975 $70,668
Senior Technology Licensing Officer $104,372 $101,900 * * *
Director, Distance Learning $74,778 $92,179 $71,050 $69,000 $69,947
Director, Teaching Center $85,514 $106,915 $80,751 $72,500 $76,962
Assoc/Asst VP for Research $161,618 $167,867 $120,235 * *
Director, Museums $97,065 $123,000 $87,318 $89,716 $80,000
Education Abroad Director $70,599 $79,280 $65,582 $67,391 *
Director/Dean Workforce & Career Development $80,921 $82,000 $59,486 $63,000 $86,348
Director of Graduate Admissions $67,593 $75,781 $62,418 $60,000 *
Director of Theater/Perform Arts Center $79,080 $96,097 $70,032 $70,000 $77,678
Chief Operations Officer (Non-Faculty), Medical School $262,088 $247,056 * * *
Chief Financial Officer, Medical School $194,729 $194,782 * * *
Chief Admissions Officer, Medical School $93,659 $100,714 * * *
Chief Financial Aid Officer, Medical School $78,040 $78,040 * * *
Chief Student Affairs Officer, Medical School $152,493 $152,519 * * *
Chief Development Officer, Medical School $162,260 $169,304 * * *
Chief IT Officer, Medical School $138,743 $124,240 * * *
Chief Research Officer, Medical School $226,524 $230,081 * * *
Chief Librarian, Medical School $120,116 $124,098 * * *
Chief HR Officer, Medical School $124,773 $124,545 * * *
Director, Library Services $83,919 $159,768 $86,767 $73,441 $69,049
Acquisitions Librarian $59,211 $69,770 $59,211 $53,625 $63,441
Head, Technical Services $62,239 $82,037 $62,009 $54,325 $53,527
Head, Public (Access) Services $61,217 $78,395 $60,274 $54,568 $58,366
Head, Catalog & Metadata - Lev III $60,645 $69,693 $56,552 $52,150 $69,569
Head, Collection Development $67,551 $82,000 $59,371 $61,559 *
Spec Collections Librarian/Archivist $60,984 $68,984 $54,939 $57,933 *
Director, Educational Media Services $64,513 $85,685 $64,888 $58,706 $66,615
Director, Learning Resources Center $61,419 $79,200 $61,185 $53,415 $62,655
Associate Director, Admissions $56,107 $65,733 $55,145 $51,000 $55,924
Director, Admissions and Registrar $71,654 $103,370 $72,500 $62,385 $68,347
Registrar $75,000 $101,621 $75,808 $66,950 $63,225
Associate Registrar $56,117 $68,890 $52,122 $49,986 $51,908
Assistant Registrar $43,000 $51,209 $41,911 $39,624 $40,677
Director, Admissions and Financial Aid $90,614 * $94,126 $121,290 *
Director, Student Financial Aid $76,598 $103,500 $76,068 $67,759 $69,692
Associate Director, Student Financial Aid $55,000 $67,267 $53,000 $50,000 $51,000
Executive Director of Executive Ed Program $152,847 $158,871 $136,800 * *
Director of Business Development Executive Ed $88,915 $108,742 $63,334 * $78,669
Program Director Executive Education $73,000 $89,577 $67,175 * *
Business and Administrative Affairs
Director, Risk Management & Insurance $90,079 $103,248 $72,288 $77,823 $86,738
Director, Medical Center Public Relations / External Affairs $134,316 $153,306 * * *
Director, Medical Center Human Resources $150,052 $131,065 * * *
Director, University Research Park $150,000 $159,098 $144,944 * *
Director, Contracts & Grants $85,000 $97,650 $72,339 $63,658 $72,186
Director, College/University Press $107,127 $124,000 $72,538 * *
College/Div Business Affairs Officer $95,766 $98,964 $87,230 $82,259 $104,785
Director/Head of Title III Program $64,609 $92,210 $63,653 $66,030 $60,431
Director/Head of Sustainability $74,778 $76,938 $67,368 $74,074 $69,388
Associate VP for Administrative Services $120,846 $146,362 $104,040 $147,525 $87,800
Associate Budget Director $84,107 $96,900 $76,293 $74,488 $75,606
Assistant Comptroller $75,958 $94,690 $72,133 $65,699 $69,240
Restricted Funds Accountant $59,720 $65,309 $54,768 $58,626 $53,402
Director, Accounting $80,914 $97,850 $73,298 $66,000 $68,000
Bursar $67,764 $89,003 $64,066 $56,856 $61,328
Associate/Assistant Bursar $51,501 $61,350 $49,176 $41,200 $49,548
Director/Manager, Payroll $62,656 $80,000 $57,500 $52,084 $60,096
Director, Purchasing/Materials Management $79,313 $99,988 $71,762 $70,130 $70,496
Associate Director, Purchasing/Materials Management $68,333 $76,371 $62,926 $48,714 $68,667
Director, Auxiliary Services $89,226 $122,350 $87,550 $82,658 $70,646
Director/Manager, Printing Services $55,844 $73,723 $52,104 $47,077 $53,367
Director/Manager, Mail Services $48,225 $55,756 $45,147 $39,666 $56,919
Director, Bookstore $57,444 $91,803 $58,339 $50,080 $60,468
Associate Director, Bookstore $46,921 $65,497 $43,573 $42,755 $51,241
Director, Food/Dining Services $87,147 $107,936 $82,830 $79,981 $65,790
Associate Director, Food/Dining Services $70,471 $77,250 $65,813 $62,292 $42,552
Director, Environmental Health and Safety $85,062 $105,052 $72,971 $67,741 $67,399
Director, Campus Security/Safety $78,843 $112,783 $76,628 $64,438 $70,000
Director, Parking & Transportation $76,732 $84,663 $62,510 $46,956 *
Director, Real Estate & Space Management $109,800 $114,338 $83,604 $97,276 *
Architect for the Institution $102,769 $115,700 $93,540 $93,623 $98,491
Associate Director, Physical Plant/Facilities Management $80,835 $103,159 $74,965 $74,052 $69,933
Director, Energy & Utilities $93,023 $99,000 $87,125 $77,378 *
Manager, Landscape & Grounds $58,230 $72,067 $54,367 $53,437 $49,710
Manager, Building Maintenance Trades $65,805 $78,300 $61,500 $60,000 $63,896
Manager, Technical Trades $66,315 $73,445 $62,886 $60,954 $55,725
Manager, Custodial Services $54,253 $66,909 $52,737 $47,677 $50,889
Manager, Power Plant $71,145 $79,276 $65,220 $65,365 *
Human Resources and Information Technology
Associate Director, Human Resources $76,875 $95,002 $71,665 $69,840 $72,826
Director/Manager, Employee Benefits $69,436 $82,870 $63,175 $59,800 $65,807
Director/Manager, Training & Development $77,820 $83,200 $69,568 $79,009 $73,619
Director/Manager, Employee Relations $82,591 $83,045 $81,398 $84,048 $78,185
Director/Manager, Labor Relations $89,916 $91,544 $75,895 * $75,000
Director/Manager, Employment $69,075 $74,513 $62,385 $59,344 $70,000
Director/Manager, Compensation & Classification $83,004 $87,711 $68,698 $82,946 $76,281
Director/Manager, HR Information Systems (HRIS) $77,888 $90,397 $65,000 $66,658 $74,315
Director of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment $95,000 $102,875 $84,169 $76,362 $91,176
Associate Director, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment $67,474 $66,437 $71,653 * *
Director of HR & AA $81,948 $97,500 $83,619 $72,000 $79,263
Director, Disability Services $60,946 $71,200 $57,590 $57,885 $61,377
Deputy Chief Information Officer $107,019 $144,309 $100,001 $84,458 $92,575
Director, Academic Computing $91,284 $114,851 $80,000 $86,985 $82,745
Associate Director, Academic Computing $76,370 $90,701 $68,972 $69,600 *
Director, Administrative Computing $91,977 $123,600 $90,000 $83,363 $77,347
Associate Director, Administrative Computing $82,026 $104,161 $78,024 $70,025 $63,690
Director, Telecommunications/Networking $91,275 $109,621 $83,900 $81,314 $86,089
Director, Enterprise Information Systems $97,470 $118,357 $91,962 $86,700 $90,475
Director, Research Computing $106,403 $113,715 * * *
Director, Enterprise Data Center $95,824 $105,000 $82,969 $87,055 *
Director, IT Security $96,632 $108,831 $85,040 $78,198 $78,728
Director, Instructional Technology $80,000 $95,043 $77,475 $70,157 $66,950
Director, User Services $76,956 $93,380 $72,000 $66,789 $71,097
Director, Information Management $85,818 $108,800 $73,187 $73,500 $83,380
Principal Database Administrator $81,118 $92,800 $78,847 $70,832 $72,000
Principal Systems Analyst $75,330 $93,557 $71,774 $65,842 $69,708
Athletics
Director, Athletics $100,891 $212,300 $102,656 $85,860 $66,000
Associate Athletics Director $71,400 $109,416 $65,074 $62,681 $58,960
A/A Athletic Director for Sports Information/Communication $48,505 $63,432 $47,198 $43,000 *
A/A Athletic Director for Men's Athletic Programs $66,250 $150,645 $56,000 $53,226 *
A/A Athletic Director for Women's Athletic Programs $69,270 $96,425 $62,507 $57,249 *
A/A Athletic Director for Finance & Business $76,195 $99,000 $60,665 $72,389 *
A/A Athletic Director for Operations $62,483 $79,284 $53,085 $54,884 *
A/A Athletic Director for External Affairs $77,788 $96,237 $63,000 $50,233 *
A/A Athletic Director for Development $78,000 $91,980 $65,000 $50,212 *
A/A Athletic Director for Academic Affairs $69,685 $79,688 $54,791 * *
A/A Athletic Director for Compliance $57,068 $74,394 $50,400 $46,910 *
Student Affairs
Associate VP for Student Affairs $102,000 $127,308 $100,400 $74,989 $90,539
Assistant VP for Student Affairs $89,224 $109,304 $83,634 $61,500 $83,210
Dean of Students $89,402 $115,900 $83,665 $82,336 $87,067
Director, Greek Life $48,715 $57,529 $42,500 $45,613 *
Director, Foreign Students $58,924 $70,751 $56,621 $51,475 $60,351
Director, Campus Ministries $61,414 $84,852 $59,916 $59,041 *
Director, Minority Affairs $61,038 $73,520 $59,399 $53,040 $58,039
Director, Conferences $61,639 $75,994 $60,075 $52,020 $77,424
Director, Women's Center $63,896 $65,620 $57,637 $56,050 $75,677
Associate/Assistant Director Women's Center $49,675 $46,527 $50,000 * *
Director, Student Activities $56,338 $69,208 $54,690 $48,711 $59,531
Assistant Director, Student Activities $42,189 $48,804 $40,760 $39,425 $43,213
Director, Campus Recreation/Intramurals $64,691 $83,004 $57,540 $52,564 *
Assistant Director, Campus Recreation/Intramurals $47,200 $54,458 $41,876 $44,069 *
Director, Union and Student Activities $72,598 $84,243 $70,000 $64,450 *
Director, Student Union $71,497 $86,250 $62,000 $57,656 *
Associate/Assistant Director, Student Union $52,747 $62,115 $48,025 $45,184 *
Director, Academic Advising $64,253 $74,551 $64,033 $57,129 $61,409
Director, Career Development and Placement $66,977 $88,000 $64,262 $58,631 $59,249
Director, Student Academic Counseling $66,472 $86,445 $63,857 $55,520 $69,035
Associate Director, Student Counseling $60,576 $70,917 $53,851 $53,064 $68,880
Director, Student Housing $67,000 $98,545 $62,918 $55,450 $48,402
Associate Director, Student Housing $52,849 $67,010 $48,042 $43,328 *
Housing Officer/Administrative Operations $57,438 $65,774 $49,440 $42,475 *
Housing Officer/Residence Life $45,576 $63,400 $44,886 $37,000 $32,519
Director, Student Health Services (Physician) $152,470 $171,512 $133,879 $151,516 *
Director, Student Health Services (Nurse) $69,912 $87,430 $68,500 $60,000 $69,867
Director, Student Health Services (Non Medical) $87,653 $108,160 $75,413 $87,935 *
Director, Counseling & Psychological Services $78,864 $100,005 $74,639 $71,882 $68,784
External Affairs
Assoc/Asst VP/Chancellor for Development $120,580 $155,000 $104,602 $111,738 $102,528
Director, Annual Giving $65,265 $84,686 $62,310 $59,551 $71,193
Director, Corporate/Foundation Relations $82,857 $100,000 $76,000 $77,060 $77,040
Director, Planned Giving $92,650 $118,315 $86,700 $81,599 $51,384
Director, Alumni Affairs $70,020 $104,320 $66,505 $61,295 $60,190
Director, Development and Alumni Affairs $79,785 $91,020 $85,309 $66,992 $62,380
Director, Major Gifts $87,960 $118,995 $80,670 $80,000 $67,613
Director, Development for Instit School/College $80,223 $88,257 $71,259 $76,549 $76,565
Director, Donor Relations $64,715 $75,000 $57,025 $61,200 $67,474
Director, Advancement Research/Prospect Management $68,949 $76,289 $61,200 $65,873 *
Director, Governmental/Legislative Relations $128,750 $147,787 $107,792 $95,813 $98,602
Director, Federal Relations $131,693 $130,000 * * *
Director, State Government Relations $110,000 $113,300 $99,282 * *
Director, Church Relations $58,500 * $65,585 $53,204 *
Director, Community Services $62,664 $91,980 $56,832 $55,590 $62,021
Director, Publications $70,000 $82,400 $63,720 $66,695 $72,714
Associate Director, Publications $57,533 $63,350 $55,000 $54,000 $62,821
Director, Information Office $70,222 $90,048 $66,666 $62,425 $61,327
Director, News Bureau/Service $70,000 $79,383 $57,062 $61,530 $62,606
Director, Marketing $79,682 $95,846 $77,802 $71,048 $71,855

2011-12 ADMINISTRATIVE COMPENSATION SURVEY ©2012 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights reserved.

* 4 or fewer institutions reported