Administrator Pay Up 2.4%

Senior officials see salary gains, with those at public institutions having slightly larger raises.

March 2, 2015
 

The median base salary for senior leaders at colleges and universities has gone up 2.4 percent in 2014-15, the same as the year before.

Also for the second year in a row, the gains for administrators at public institutions have slightly outpaced those at private institutions (2.5 percent to 2.3 percent this year and last). The prior two years, however, gains were greater at private institutions than at public ones.

These figures come from data being released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

The following bar chart shows the averages across titles in the survey for all institutions, public and private.

Continuing a pattern of recent years, raises were a bit higher (on a percentage basis) at research universities and community colleges than at other institutions. And the base is higher at research universities.

The raises may be particularly notable this year, even if they are small, because the drop in gas prices has effectively flattened inflation rates.

Following is a table with the unweighted median salary for various job titles and institutional sectors (not broken out by public and private).

 

   Research Univs  Other Doctoral  Master's   Bacc.   Assoc. 
 
CEO, System      $500,040               *      $416,853               *      $298,700
CEO,
Single
Inst/
Campus
in Syst
     450,000      367,640      291,000      275,058      187,595
Exec VP/
Vice Chanc.
     381,655      318,500      185,085      152,880      153,750
Chief Acad
Officer/
Prov
     336,563      230,488      192,000      161,625      131,200
Chief Bus.
Officer
     276,861      215,595      180,353      163,308      128,151
Chief
Athletics
Admr
     275,000      159,650      115,000       95,285       79,562
Chief
Audit
Officer
     140,000      110,080       89,790       87,195      104,772
Chief Dev/
Advance
Offcr
     282,180      210,120      160,043      151,949      107,629
Chief Enrollment
Mgt Offcr
     185,520      163,300      138,000      132,600       98,922
Chief
Exten/
Engagemt
Officer
     196,715               *      107,100       84,288      108,829
Chief
External
Affairs
Officer
     220,909      185,200      139,295      139,616      140,814
Chief
Facilities Officer
     181,590      137,334      110,334       95,098       95,817
Chief
Financial Officer
     250,000      228,888      148,840      145,000      123,755
Chief
Health
Affairs
Offcr
     648,336               *      112,796       74,319       99,921
Chief Human Resources
Offcr
     172,199      143,000      104,752       91,439      102,991
Chief Info/
IT Officer
     229,500      173,626      129,162      111,092      112,430
Chief
Instal
Planning
Officer
     199,067      162,861      130,334      133,320      106,394
Chief
Instal
Research
Officer
     127,579      107,588       88,185       82,000       85,457
Chief
Investmt
Officer
     306,052      157,304      109,262      231,577               *
Chief
Legal
Affairs
Officer
     231,585      207,756      163,810      169,116      147,920
Chief
Library
Officer
     200,500      125,228       94,624       78,769       73,348
Chief Pub
Relations Officer
     188,700      135,000      101,565       95,634       84,636
Chief
Research Officer
     278,132      175,000      152,344       87,480       92,121
Chief Stu Affairs/
Life Officer
     212,665      166,701      138,059      121,896      110,355
Academic Deans          
Dean
Agric.
     248,500               *      147,000               *               *
Dean Architect./
Design
     227,493               *      155,893               *               *
Dean
Arts &
Letters
     183,000      179,557      132,127      109,650       96,853
Dean
Arts & Sciences
     250,258      188,600      142,000      115,566       93,910
Dean Biol.
and Life
Sci
     259,987               *      144,048      106,068       94,225
Dean
Business
     334,130      202,056      165,553      125,000      100,312
Dean
Computer
and Info
Sci
     247,540      233,638      137,917               *       91,029
Dean
Contin.
Ed
     178,204      135,487      120,000      100,000       95,547
Dean
Coop Extension
     201,110               *               *               *               *
Dean Dentistry      338,590               *               *               *               *
Dean
Divinity/
Religion
     165,000      106,575       96,784       89,463               *
Dean Education      210,636      163,165      135,527       96,551      107,779
Dean
Engin.
     286,989      228,094      190,210      115,415       97,161
Dean
External
Degree
Prgms
              *               *               *               *       93,328
Dean Family/ Consum
Sci
     214,894               *               *               *               *
Dean
Fine Arts
     201,650      175,455      135,796      113,021      103,429
Dean
Forestry
& Environ
Studies
     220,648               *      149,525               *               *
Dean Gov/
Pub Affrs/
Pub Pol
     271,039               *               *               *               *
Dean
Graduate School
     198,870      153,049      125,062       99,441               *
Dean Hth-
Related Profess.
     201,473      171,857      145,716      103,759      100,500
Dean
Honors Program
     151,260      136,002      110,008               *               *
Dean Humanities      233,204               *      137,926      102,207      100,102
Dean Instruction               *               *               *       93,354       97,210
Dean
Journ./
Mass
Comm
     211,080      201,250      145,478               *      105,437
Dean Law      318,888      332,500      271,830               *               *
Dean
Library
Sciences
     179,507      138,579      120,009               *       88,223
Dean
Mathe-
matics
              *               *      152,973               *      100,644
Dean
Medicine
     525,966      494,425      372,750               *               *
Dean
Music
     203,500               *      132,110      121,768               *
Dean
Nursing
     236,688      170,207      128,633      101,122       95,780
Dean
Occup Studies/
Voc Ed/
Tech
     141,856               *      136,685       92,000       96,336
Dean Performing
Arts
     210,000               *      162,564               *               *
Dean Pharmacy      273,000      234,845      207,875      220,000               *
Dean Pub Admin               *               *               *               *               *
Dean Pub Health      310,000               *               *               *               *
Dean
Sciences
     248,066      170,866      139,214      107,594       95,254
Dean
Social
Sciences
     252,340               *      137,226       93,641       92,036
Dean
Social
Work
     212,205               *      129,771               *               *
Dean
Special
Programs
              *               *      128,800      112,366       86,374
Dean Undergrad Programs      190,300      141,143      117,784      104,752       94,739
Dean Veterinary Medicine      269,996               *               *               *               *
Dean of Students      130,029      114,730       92,006       82,749       91,109
Institutional Administrators        

Chief
Accnting
Officer/
Contrlr

     164,000      132,000       98,800       93,000       89,647
Chief
Admin
Officer
     244,800      192,800      150,000      139,163      130,000
Chief
Architect
     137,000      110,217      101,507      118,128      110,497
Chief
Auxiliary Services
Officr
     141,974      113,173       91,909       91,522       84,657
Chief
Budget
Officer
     151,500      115,025      105,105       99,223       92,184
Chief
Purchas.
Officer
     112,759       95,411       77,025       73,606       78,036
Chief EO/
AA Officer
     117,477       95,130       93,663       81,970       92,277
Chief
Diversity
Officer
     162,745      120,398      100,634       95,275       90,247
Chief
Hospital
Admr
     476,466               *               *               *               *
Chief Veterinary Hospital
Admr
     173,139               *               *               *               *
Chief
Student Admiss
Officr
     123,491      101,004       87,439       81,980       73,730
Chief
Student
Fin Aid
Officer
     114,930       94,823       82,451       73,537       76,188
Chief
Student Registr/
Rec Off
     119,099       90,069       81,196       71,644       73,950

Chief Tech Transfer
Officer

     182,151               *               *               *               *

Chief
Spons Resrch/
Prgms
Admr

     128,750       92,700       90,169       85,050       88,017
Chief
Contracts Grants
Admr
     101,360       82,400       74,529       67,500       81,417
Deputy
Chief
Library
Officer
     114,766       85,353       77,436       65,523       74,457
Deputy
Chief,
Student
Affairs
     132,200      112,520       88,605       80,800       87,904
Associate VP/VC for Research      182,682      131,000       96,406               *       90,175
Deputy
Provost
     212,592      178,000      141,680      135,000      132,208
Associate Provost      172,563      155,009      128,176      109,253       99,870
Assistant Provost      128,638      106,442      102,434       87,850      100,535

Chief of Staff
to Syst/
Inst CEO

     195,000      132,951      130,545      119,000      104,953
Heads of Divisions, Departments & Centers      
Dep Chief Financial Officer      153,138       82,000      104,606       98,404       96,611
Dep Chief Facilities Officer      119,122      102,001       84,355       76,310       73,985
Dep Chief
HR Officer
     118,453       93,462       77,240       73,585       78,991
Dep Chief Info/IT
Officer
     154,127      132,439      102,854       87,160       97,414
Dep Chief Athletics Officer      121,517       93,570       71,769       63,712       75,886
Dep Chief Advance/
Dev Offcr
     193,863      124,613      106,575      113,908       96,900
Dep Chief Budget
Officer
     117,150       89,577       86,080       82,280       84,500
Bursar      101,927       80,045       69,248       62,660       68,570
Chief Bookstore Admr      100,000       65,858       65,595       55,849       64,636
Chief 
Contin.
Ed Admr
     123,998       97,329       77,536       73,138       87,648
Chief Distance
Ed Admr
     105,350       86,388       77,271       68,000       88,857
Chief 
Internatl
Ed Admr
     115,566      100,171       83,232       70,177       79,250
Chief
Intnl
Studies
Ed Adm
      95,750       76,530       70,326       80,672               *
Chief
Environ
Hth &
Safety
Admr
     115,057       91,592       78,899       75,957       76,000
Chief
Risk Mgt
& Ins
Admr
     115,694       97,368       77,184       80,175       81,413
Chief
Sec Admr/
Police
     126,304      100,190       83,108       67,874       75,360
Dep Chief Camp Sec/Police       99,085       78,382       65,000       59,904       64,311
Chief
Park/
Transport Admr
      97,121       70,545       63,261       64,832       70,363
Chief 
Employmt
Admr
      90,000       72,929       65,800       65,885       75,850
Chief
Payroll
Admr
      91,283       75,350       62,000       57,463       65,920
Chief
Benefits
Admr
     102,425       82,576       68,131       73,200       75,555
Chief Camp Employee
Rel Admr
      99,952       83,217       90,000       88,382       85,990
Chief Camp Classif & Comp
Admr
      99,392       75,168       72,270       88,689       85,507
Chief
HR Info
Systs
Admr
      99,973       90,311       71,359       70,794       82,449
Chief
Training &
Dev Admr
      94,510       77,500       77,266       81,957       72,967

Chief
Food/
Dining
Svc Admr

     115,806       89,900       86,877       91,286       66,560
Dep Chief Camp Food/Din
Svc Adm
      85,167               *       74,086       67,090       54,716
Chief 
Research
Park
Admr
     172,399               *               *               *               *
Chief
Real
Estate
Admr
     126,400               *      104,518      112,729               *
Chief
Energy
& Util
Admr
     108,864       76,786       85,061       85,400       85,602
Chief 
TeleCom/
Netw
Admr
     122,539      102,146       89,624       91,915       86,753
Chief 
Enterprise Applic
     132,495      112,940       98,990      100,518       98,320
Chief
Academic Computing
     115,896      100,435       90,000       79,122       86,543
Chief
Admin
Computing
Admr
     130,513      100,655       97,850       86,751       82,800
Chief Camp Research Computing      117,936               *               *               *               *
Chief
IT Security Admr
     129,901      102,000       92,000       83,837       81,907
Chief 
Student
Activ
Admr
      83,250       71,327       60,028       51,936       62,220
Chief Camp Student Cntr Admr       98,073       77,174       68,724       51,042       52,966
Chief Camp Greek Life Admr       63,200       49,683       45,510       48,690               *
Chief Camp Acad
Advising
Admr
      89,000       83,186       69,154       61,840       65,256
Chief Camp Career Services
Admr
      99,410       74,500       68,134       65,000       66,630
Chief Camp Student Counsel
Cntr
     108,238       93,948       79,027       76,492       70,174
Chief Camp Stu Hth
Cntr-
Non-Med
     115,684      103,004       85,717       84,240       77,400
Chief Camp Stu Hth Cntr-MD
Admr
     187,562      147,293      144,462      163,945               *
Chief Camp Stu Hth Ctr-Nrs/
Prac
      94,438       85,494       77,848       63,871       74,804
Chief
Student
Housing
Admr
     111,100       88,524       70,719       56,940       51,818
Chief
Annual
Giving
Admr
      85,800       77,903       68,541       65,586       76,551

Chief 
Corp/
Fdn Rel
Admr

     123,534       88,000       78,795       81,931       84,555
Chief 
Planned
Giving
Admr
     139,829      109,592       92,573       92,775               *
Chief
Alumni
Affairs
Admr
     130,000       90,300       73,875       72,180       62,810
Chief
Major
Gifts
Admr
     156,749      104,354       87,000       92,563       76,122
Chief
Donor Rel
Admr
      90,960       77,142       67,605       67,792       72,520
Chief
Advance
Svs Admr
      91,350       75,886       71,541       72,310               *
Chief
Fed Gov/
Legis
Liaisn
     156,607               *      120,739               *               *
Chief
State/Loc
Gov Liais
     141,982      107,583      105,588      105,000       89,663
Chief
Marketing
Admr
     111,395       99,576       85,625       77,500       78,327
Chief
Pubs
Admr
      91,099       81,968       68,022       69,343       80,668
Chief Camp Study
Abroad
Admr
      81,340       66,537       68,635       73,414       73,000
Chief
Workf/
Career
Dev Adm
     168,537               *       72,940       62,962       90,045
Chief Bus Affairs Off, Coll/Div      103,560      112,705       85,176       88,631      102,578
Chief HR Officer, College/Div       87,824               *      102,463               *       79,871
Academic Associate/
Assistant Deans
   
A/A Dean, Agriculture      163,218               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Arch/
Design
     126,976               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Arts &
Letters
     112,895               *       91,301               *               *
A/A Dean, Arts &
Sciences
     133,001      108,225      104,436       98,443       77,032
A/A Dean, Biological & Life Sci      137,977               *      108,375               *               *
A/A Dean, Business      178,709      133,656      127,454       97,850       80,021
A/A Dean, Computer
Info Sci
     143,406               *               *               *       79,938
A/A Dean, Contin Ed      110,268       95,240       94,090       59,958       82,018
A/A Dean, Coop
Extens
     149,469               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Dentistry      166,000               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Divinity/
Relig
     112,610               *               *       71,750               *
A/A Dean, Education      131,775      109,504      100,147       90,090       74,830
A/A Dean, Engnring      161,358      127,912      134,160               *               *
A/A Dean,
Ext Degr
Prgms
              *               *       72,000               *               *
A/A Dean, Fam/
Cons Sci/
Hum Sci
     138,471               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Fine Arts      119,645       92,446       92,264               *               *
A/A Dean, Forestry & Envir Stds      120,112               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Gov/Pub Affrs/
Pub Pol
     155,369               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Graduate Prgms      125,385      106,600       88,864       86,867               *
A/A Dean, Health-Rel Profs      142,975      123,247      110,000               *       86,388
A/A Dean, Honors Program      114,864      100,000       73,617               *               *
A/A Dean, Humanities      140,245               *       99,980               *       77,369
A/A Dean, Instruction               *               *               *               *       89,937
A/A Dean, Journ &
Mass
Comm
     122,656               *      117,255               *               *
A/A Dean, Law      158,006      163,345      151,567               *               *
A/A Dean Library Sci      108,999       98,262       96,466               *               *
A/A Dean, Math               *               *               *               *       78,162
A/A Dean, Medicine      215,137               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Music      102,464               *       84,077               *               *
A/A Dean,
Nursing
     134,850      112,233      103,173       88,589       82,045
A/A Dean, Occup/Voc Ed/Tech               *               *               *               *       79,368
A/A Dean, Performing Arts      149,790               *      102,747               *               *
A/A Dean, Pharmacy      167,239               *      138,924      129,002               *
A/A Dean, Pub Admin               *               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Pub Health      164,377               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean, Sciences      143,758      113,353      113,520               *       83,232
A/A Dean, Social Sciences      140,016      115,500       91,124               *               *
A/A Dean, Social
Work
     125,400               *               *               *               *
A/A Dean,
Special
Prgms
              *               *       88,561               *       73,680
A/A Dean, Undergrad
Prgms
     118,245               *       87,500       95,678       65,650
A/A Dean,
Vet Med
     177,333               *               *               *               *
           
**Research Universities are doctorate-granting institutions that Carnegie has classified as having either high or very high research activity (RU/H or RU/VH).  Other Doctoral are Doctoral/Research Universities (DRU) that have a lower level of research activity. 

 

 

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