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

Below are results of the 2011-12 Mid-Level Administrative & Professional Salary Survey conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Findings reflect salaries of more than 193,000 job incumbents at public and private institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 1,084 institutions for 215 selected positions. View the CUPA-HR press release or order complete survey results.

 
Job Title All Institutions Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate Two-Year
Academic Affairs
Conference/Workshop Education Coordinator (Continuing Education) $43,838 $44,061 $42,626 $39,923 $49,425
Continuing Education Specialist $51,104 $55,150 $50,372 $47,982 $49,546
Museum Curator $50,524 $51,057 $46,316 $55,829 $45,760
Head of Reference & Instr - Lev II $54,314 $61,152 $52,538 $51,899 $53,219
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $44,776 $47,128 $45,069 $43,260 $43,537
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $50,980 $54,145 $49,581 $49,000 $50,953
Cataloger Librarian - Cat Lev I $37,970 $42,415 $37,981 $35,400 $41,178
Coordinator, Library Services for Distance Education $52,391 $63,726 $46,476 $50,130 $48,495
Gov Docs/Publications Librarian $52,019 $57,171 $50,450 $45,729 *
Serials Librarian $50,225 $55,684 $47,824 $48,300 $42,504
Systems Librarian (Digital Library) $58,008 $64,567 $57,315 $51,159 $53,534
Admissions Counselor $35,032 $36,308 $34,603 $33,108 $38,827
Financial Aid Counselor $37,600 $39,262 $37,193 $35,464 $39,618
Academic Evaluator $36,240 $36,045 $35,706 $33,203 $39,208
Business and Administrative Affairs
Administrative Specialist $45,000 $46,534 $43,798 $42,283 $45,672
Staff Attorney $109,782 $114,644 $99,934 $113,465 $74,592
Buyer $41,544 $43,186 $40,053 $37,690 $40,000
Buyer, Senior $51,098 $52,397 $48,930 $46,338 $50,532
Buyer, Supervisory $65,327 $70,990 $57,080 $51,317 $61,135
Contract and Grants Specialist $50,394 $50,023 $49,500 $51,511 $52,459
Accountant $42,870 $44,805 $41,714 $40,643 $43,313
Accountant, Senior $55,140 $55,194 $53,272 $53,315 $55,840
Accounting Unit Supervisor $63,729 $66,914 $60,000 $57,855 $60,976
Auditor $50,171 $50,171 $49,377 * $46,292
Auditor, Senior $65,217 $67,720 $59,327 $65,100 $64,952
Budget Analyst $50,635 $52,674 $48,392 $47,852 $56,076
Budget Analyst, Senior $65,400 $65,814 $62,919 $63,970 $60,582
Budget Unit Supervisor $79,097 $81,771 $76,197 * $68,924
Department Business Manager (Small Unit) $56,087 $57,742 $51,023 $55,900 $58,440
Department Business Manager (Large Unit) $69,949 $72,238 $63,090 $62,922 $86,350
Head Cashier $35,548 $41,948 $34,494 $30,973 $42,502
Collections Supervisor $44,818 $49,808 $44,182 $37,196 $48,811
Auditor, IT $58,571 $58,000 * * *
Auditor, Senior IT $78,925 $74,751 * * *
Manager, Audit $86,928 $87,425 $83,640 * *
Manager, IT Audit $93,959 $92,921 * * *
Shipping and Receiving Supervisor $41,972 $44,371 $41,914 $39,737 $40,152
Print Shop Supervisor $43,554 $49,570 $42,293 $38,064 $47,596
Mail Services Supervisor $38,086 $42,227 $36,606 $33,336 $42,992
Child Care Center Teacher $31,941 $31,849 $31,676 $31,658 $33,400
Child Care Site Director $55,000 $62,335 $52,174 $52,030 $57,357
Textbook Manager $41,083 $47,466 $38,687 $37,816 $45,032
Food Service Manager (Unit) $48,885 $50,775 $44,577 $48,593 $53,419
Assistant Police Chief $70,850 $84,540 $62,811 $55,004 $69,378
Police Lieutenant $58,854 $66,941 $53,282 $50,440 $53,328
Police Sergeant $47,666 $56,720 $43,835 $42,370 $48,552
Police Officer $38,862 $43,681 $36,539 $33,841 $40,236
Security Guard $28,293 $28,164 $28,213 $27,850 $29,034
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist $53,947 $54,566 $52,554 $50,656 $56,538
Safety Officer $52,489 $56,868 $47,705 $45,797 $49,569
Skilled Crafts Supervisor $54,668 $58,165 $52,442 $52,486 $51,984
Coordinator Construction Projects $65,724 $68,439 $63,047 $64,158 $65,271
Architect $75,332 $75,375 $71,431 $74,550 $70,621
Facilities Utilization Planner $57,222 $58,695 $55,800 $48,000 $57,931
Facilities Engineer $67,125 $70,449 $62,804 $68,521 *
Manager of Inventory $44,285 $49,320 $41,764 $42,848 $42,296
Human Resources
Coordinator, Disability Services $52,642 $59,952 $46,890 $50,442 $49,661
Training Specialist $52,659 $52,944 $46,200 $55,135 $56,217
EEO/Affirmative Action Specialist $56,577 $56,446 $51,125 * $56,790
Employee Relations Specialist $48,607 $48,304 $41,317 * $53,113
Employee Relations Specialist, Senior $61,778 $61,988 $55,805 * *
Employee Relations Unit Supervisor $68,964 $69,127 $61,026 * $71,268
HR Generalist $43,685 $47,856 $43,000 $40,677 $44,736
HR Generalist, Senior $55,468 $60,088 $52,038 $51,987 $59,972
Credential Specialist $43,152 $50,033 $44,364 $39,072 $47,332
Compensation Specialist $46,514 $49,711 $41,858 $39,693 $46,528
Compensation Specialist, Senior $60,020 $60,239 $50,601 * $61,478
Compensation/Classification Unit Supervisor $68,054 $69,061 $65,613 * *
Benefits Specialist $41,820 $41,900 $41,988 $40,099 $44,502
Benefits Specialist, Senior $52,050 $52,000 $49,600 $50,964 $50,411
Benefits Unit Supervisor $67,000 $67,000 $60,528 * $60,457
Labor Relations Specialist $49,622 $45,012 * * *
Labor Relations Specialist, Senior $72,838 $73,202 * * *
Labor Relations Unit Supervisor $98,811 $98,811 * * *
Employment Specialist $41,707 $42,924 $38,760 $38,667 $41,254
Employment Specialist, Senior $53,599 $54,210 $50,000 $49,834 $53,595
Employment Unit Supervisor $68,964 $71,221 $63,860 * $64,375
Advisor Disability Services $45,274 $46,336 $44,887 $42,062 $46,830
Work Life Coordinator $55,595 $57,584 $51,542 * *
Information Technology
Programmer Analyst $53,798 $56,422 $52,275 $51,687 $55,974
Programmer Analyst, Senior $66,245 $69,745 $60,629 $64,938 $71,852
Programmer Analyst, Supervisor $78,503 $82,359 $74,668 $69,601 $72,579
Systems Programmer $55,976 $58,822 $53,679 $49,817 $59,896
Systems Programmer, Senior $70,707 $72,874 $65,551 $66,830 $77,308
Systems Programmer, Supervisor $80,469 $83,649 $76,632 $78,050 $82,721
IT Security Analyst/Engineer $66,767 $71,165 $61,626 $60,775 $67,610
Telecommunications Manager $60,490 $80,150 $57,686 $53,096 $61,394
Network Engineer $62,566 $67,114 $57,783 $56,107 $63,004
Email Administrator $63,930 $71,011 $58,487 $61,150 $56,212
Network Administrator $59,747 $66,654 $58,850 $57,473 $56,976
Systems Administrator $59,226 $62,138 $56,452 $55,876 $62,334
Database Administrator $66,685 $71,825 $64,140 $62,400 $69,542
Data Administrator $63,779 $77,336 $58,328 $60,211 $62,975
Manager, Web Services/Web Master $58,310 $68,532 $56,862 $55,406 $56,664
Web Graphics Designer $47,917 $49,000 $45,604 $47,000 $51,312
Web Content Developer $49,671 $52,446 $46,499 $46,309 $51,702
Computer Operator - Entry $34,590 $33,738 $37,600 $32,487 $37,566
Computer Operator - Senior $44,475 $42,548 $45,872 $46,078 $47,737
Computer Operations Supervisor $59,384 $58,828 $53,910 $65,292 $65,067
IT Support Specialist $44,689 $46,538 $44,463 $42,466 $40,912
Help Desk Specialist/Technician $39,208 $42,500 $38,460 $37,800 $37,675
Help Desk Manager $55,019 $64,838 $52,054 $47,035 $56,135
IT Technical Writer $50,114 $53,066 $45,015 * *
IT Project Manager $73,489 $78,477 $69,662 $67,914 $75,475
Electronic Resource Librarian $51,504 $60,415 $48,425 $44,937 $47,986
Media Librarian $54,501 $63,438 $54,501 $48,472 *
Instructional Technology Specialist $50,663 $53,232 $49,756 $52,170 $44,510
Multi-media Specialist/Technician $43,188 $45,437 $42,338 $41,850 $42,551
Distance Education Network Operations Manager $58,018 $62,243 $51,408 $48,196 $55,417
Distance Education Faculty Support Manager $55,476 $63,795 $53,712 $50,666 $55,000
Online Instruct Designer, Entry $46,604 $49,504 $44,044 $43,943 $48,020
Online Instruct Designer, Senior $55,129 $60,168 $53,000 $53,106 $52,881
Athletics
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist $39,604 $41,887 $37,899 $37,258 $50,570
Head Athletic Trainer $55,294 $69,593 $53,238 $50,000 $50,003
Ticket Manager (Athletic Event) $45,067 $50,000 $39,923 $40,000 *
Strength and Conditioning Coach $45,687 $54,472 $41,286 $40,165 *
Head Coach - Football $93,596 $267,800 $90,750 $72,837 *
Offensive Coordinator - Football $59,400 $150,000 $51,500 $41,345 *
Defensive Coordinator - Football $60,500 $150,000 $52,750 $43,489 *
Assistant Coach - Football $43,956 $100,000 $42,408 $36,909 *
Head Coach - Baseball $57,500 $83,813 $56,650 $46,512 $52,563
Assistant Coach - Baseball $37,662 $47,684 $36,663 $28,050 $33,006
Head Coach - Men's Basketball $76,640 $236,300 $77,170 $60,971 $52,232
Assistant Coach - Men's Basketball $44,267 $85,534 $41,856 $32,640 $31,387
Head Coach - Women's Basketball $67,402 $150,000 $67,600 $52,086 $55,309
Assistant Coach - Women's Basketball $41,960 $58,131 $39,000 $31,000 $31,500
Head Coach - Cross Country $42,745 $47,629 $43,068 $40,000 *
Head Coach - Track and Field $52,728 $61,500 $50,314 $44,064 *
Head Coach - Cross Country / Track & Field $57,575 $67,372 $52,210 $50,188 *
Head Coach - Skiing (Alpine & Nordic) $56,795 $59,501 * $56,274 *
Head Coach - Swimming & Diving $55,358 $66,000 $48,656 $48,570 *
Head Coach - Men's Golf $48,999 $70,000 $42,153 $40,469 *
Head Coach - Men's Gymnastics $68,163 $74,331 * * *
Head Coach - Men's Ice Hockey $93,461 $210,000 $60,000 $89,300 *
Head Coach - Men's Lacrosse $50,429 $113,350 $48,730 $47,783 *
Head Coach - Men's Rowing $58,290 $78,382 $51,138 $53,000 *
Head Coach - Men's Soccer $50,124 $70,797 $49,348 $44,821 *
Head Coach - Men's Tennis $47,537 $62,063 $41,899 $43,762 *
Head Coach - Men's Volleyball $53,008 $72,500 $52,559 $40,991 *
Head Coach - Men's Wrestling $57,019 $76,109 $54,399 $48,944 *
Head Coach - Women's Field Hockey $50,400 $64,672 $46,114 $46,551 *
Head Coach - Women's Golf $49,314 $63,072 $40,000 $43,655 *
Head Coach - Women's Gymnastics $73,679 $84,016 $57,757 * *
Head Coach - Women's Ice Hockey $59,860 $96,141 $51,245 $63,000 *
Head Coach - Women's Lacrosse $45,703 $63,309 $44,109 $43,954 *
Head Coach - Women's Rowing $57,728 $69,848 $45,089 $53,375 *
Head Coach - Women's Soccer $50,412 $66,694 $47,649 $43,920 *
Head Coach - Women's Softball $48,569 $70,000 $47,532 $43,923 $43,050
Head Coach - Women's Tennis $48,353 $61,013 $40,760 $47,482 *
Head Coach - Women's Volleyball $53,248 $75,740 $51,500 $44,490 $42,724
Student Affairs
Intramural/Recreation Coordinator $39,911 $43,214 $38,197 $36,025 $40,504
Student Activities Officer $41,000 $44,227 $39,872 $37,000 $44,923
Campus Minister $47,004 $50,978 $45,197 $48,930 *
Sign Language Interpreter $46,048 $48,507 $40,136 $46,900 $45,705
Events Coordinator $41,143 $42,272 $40,350 $39,627 $42,538
Events Technical Services Coordinator $42,976 $43,482 $41,204 $42,794 $50,378
Academic Advisor/Counselor $40,963 $41,757 $40,449 $41,329 $41,666
Student Career Counselor $42,704 $44,972 $42,328 $41,500 $43,236
Cooperative Program Coordinator $45,486 $45,441 $46,350 $44,153 $48,452
Study Abroad Advisor $40,986 $41,434 $40,005 $41,095 $42,253
Academic Support Center Coordinator $45,992 $47,900 $44,855 $45,130 $46,037
Residence Hall Manager (Room/Board Included) $30,200 $32,079 $29,711 $28,511 $32,182
Residence Hall Manager (Room/Board Not Included) $37,191 $40,455 $38,000 $31,713 *
Counseling Psychologist $59,021 $59,923 $55,779 $61,467 $59,894
Counselor $47,698 $49,169 $46,007 $46,988 $52,955
Nurse Practitioner $73,696 $76,645 $71,388 $70,426 $73,882
Staff Nurse $48,859 $51,897 $47,126 $46,564 $58,662
Staff Physician $134,808 $136,009 $124,586 $169,493 *
Clinical Research Nurse $61,836 $61,787 * * *
Pharmacist $95,079 $96,000 $86,300 * *
External Affairs
Annual Giving Officer-Entry Level $40,063 $45,000 $38,000 $37,000 $47,428
Annual Giving Officer-Senior Level $51,705 $54,950 $51,241 $48,337 $54,589
Alumni Relations Officer-Entry Level $40,500 $43,087 $40,000 $37,828 $42,640
Alumni Relations Officer-Senior Level $50,625 $56,078 $49,522 $48,036 $50,000
Major Gift Officer-Entry Level $55,171 $59,031 $54,673 $48,802 *
Major Gift Officer-Senior Level $75,755 $80,218 $71,111 $74,499 $67,833
Planned Giving Officer-Entry Level $52,388 $54,500 $51,424 $50,000 *
Planned Giving Officer-Senior Level $81,598 $93,348 $80,699 $75,670 $52,962
Coordinator, Resource Development $44,652 $48,250 $42,450 $42,134 $43,892
Government Relations Specialist $60,939 $60,939 $61,119 * *
Public Information Specialist $45,689 $46,423 $44,494 $40,806 $49,649
Assistant Editor $42,101 $40,435 $41,241 $43,300 *
Editor $51,621 $50,602 $50,500 $55,500 $46,624
Graphic Designer $43,557 $44,980 $42,521 $42,157 $43,510
Writer $46,324 $47,958 $45,986 $40,991 $46,957
Assistant Writer $39,050 $38,750 $38,372 $37,160 *
Photographer $43,743 $44,180 $42,500 $47,503 $48,158
Producer/Director (Television) $49,224 $49,224 $45,755 $58,333 $53,201
Program Manager (Television) $54,984 $54,987 $54,732 * $56,076
Television Engineer, Senior $52,860 $50,619 $54,290 $46,468 $61,790
Manager FM Radio Station $62,750 $69,845 $58,949 $61,000 $61,307
Manager TV Station $68,000 $86,350 $53,643 * $68,698
Engineering/Research and Agricultural
Electrical/Electronic Engineer $60,714 $59,957 $63,724 $56,402 *
Electrical/Electronic Engineer, Senior $76,623 $78,053 * * *
Mechanical Engineer $64,480 $64,471 * * *
Mechanical Engineer, Senior $81,191 $82,996 * * *
Research Assistant, Intermediate (Natural/Physical Sciences) $41,467 $42,884 $41,601 $38,950 *
Research Assistant, Senior (Natural/Physical Sciences) $50,903 $51,374 $51,000 $53,561 *
Research Assistant, Intermediate (Social/Behavioral Sciences) $43,139 $43,460 $32,142 * *
Research Assistant, Senior (Social/Behavioral Sciences) $55,052 $55,588 $42,777 * *
Lab Coordinator $45,221 $48,798 $42,183 $42,025 $42,002
Laboratory Technician II $36,000 $33,900 $37,609 $37,634 $40,539
Laboratory Technician IV $43,824 $43,782 $42,162 $48,439 $42,543
Research Field Technician $37,698 $37,271 $39,234 $41,200 *
Research Computer Specialist $57,214 $58,278 $45,500 $50,799 *
Electronic Technician Supervisor $57,263 $60,469 $52,405 * *
Research Project Engineer $60,169 $60,677 * * *
Research Assistant, Entry (Natural/Physical Sciences) $33,899 $34,372 $30,936 $33,660 *
Research Assistant, Entry (Social/Behavioral Sciences) $33,131 $32,855 $36,432 * *
Assistant Research Scientist (Non-Faculty) $49,611 $53,772 * * *
Associate Research Scientist (Non-Faculty) $63,016 $71,292 $45,440 * *
Research Scientist (Non-Faculty) $74,454 $75,566 $82,005 * *
Veterinarian $100,978 $102,453 * * *
Animal Care Manager $53,082 $60,000 $45,320 $36,769 *
Farm Manager $46,041 $50,416 $45,301 $43,077 *

2011-12 MID-LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE & PROFESSIONAL SALARY SURVEY REPORT ©2012 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights reserved.

* 4 or fewer institutions reported