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Mid-Level Administrative Pay Up 2%

March 26, 2012

Mid-level administrators in higher education saw a median base salary increase of 2.0 percent in 2011. That's up from 1.3 percent the year before, according to data being released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Most mid-level administrators won't be seeing an increase in purchasing power, however, because the growth in inflation (3.2 percent) outpaced their raises. Consistent with recent CUPA-HR surveys on the salaries of senior administrators and of faculty members, the increases were larger at private institutions (2.2 percent) than at publics (1.4 percent).

Among the positions surveyed, the highest salaries (aside from coaches) went to staff physicians, lawyers and veterinarians. The positions with the lowest salaries were security guard, residence hall manager and child care center teacher. An * indicates lack of sufficient sample size to provide an accurate median.

Median Salaries of Mid-Level Administrators, by Sector, 2011
   All  Doctoral  Master's   Bachelor's  Associate
Academic Affairs          
Conf/Wrkshp Ed Coord (Cont Ed)          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 & Instr 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, Libr Srvs for Dist Ed          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 Lib)          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 & 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
Dept Business Mgr (Small Unit)          56,087            57,742        51,023            55,900       58,440
Dept Business Mgr (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 & 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
Environ Health & 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 Rel Specialist, Senior          61,778            61,988        55,805                    *               *
Employee Rel 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
Compens/Classif 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
System 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
Mgr, 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 Resources 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 Ed Network Ops Mgr          58,018            62,243        51,408            48,196       55,417
Distance Ed Faculty Support Mgr          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          
Asst Athl Trainer/Phys 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
Asst 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-X 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 Interprete          46,048            48,507        40,136            46,900       45,705
Events Coordinator          41,143            42,272        40,350            39,627       42,538
Events Technical Srvs 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 Cntr Coordinator          45,992            47,900        44,855            45,130       46,037
Res Hall Mgr-Room/Board Incl          30,200            32,079        29,711            28,511       32,182
Res Hall Mgr-Room/Board Not Incl          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 Rel Officer-Entry Level          40,500            43,087        40,000            37,828       42,640
Alumni Rel 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 Devel          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, Sr          76,623            78,053                *                    *               *
Mechanical Engineer          64,480            64,471                *                    *               *
Mechanical Engineer, Senior          81,191            82,996                *                    *               *
Rsrch Asst (Entry), Nat/Phys Sci          33,899            34,372        30,936            33,660               *
Rsrch Asst (intermed), Nat/Phys Sci          41,467            42,884        41,601            38,950               *
Rsrch Asst (Senior), Nat/Phys Sci          50,903            51,374        51,000            53,561               *
Rsrch Asst (Entry), Soc/Behav Sci          33,131            32,855        36,432                    *               *
Rsrch Asst (intermed), Soc/Beh Sci          43,139            43,460        32,142                    *               *
Rsrch Asst (Senior), Soc/Behav Sci          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                *                    *               *
Asst Research Scientist (non-Fac)          49,611            53,772                *                    *               *
Assoc Research Scientist (non-Fac)          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               *

 


 
 

 

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