Average Academic Affairs Director Salary
$136,000 yearly
$65.67 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$83,000
10 %
$136,000
Median
$222,000
90 %
What Is The Average Academic Affairs Director Salary?
The average academic affairs director salary is $136,584 per year, or $65.67 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $83,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $222,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Hawaii, Connecticut, Alaska, and New Jersey provide the highest academic affairs director salaries.

Average Academic Affairs Director Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where academic affairs directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Academic Affairs Director average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$84,170
$40.47
Alaska
$125,895
$60.53
Arizona
$83,614
$40.20
Arkansas
$79,971
$38.45
California
$150,700
$72.45
Colorado
$90,249
$43.39
Connecticut
$126,974
$61.05
Delaware
$112,351
$54.01
District of Columbia
$114,575
$55.08
Florida
$94,917
$45.63
Georgia
$79,077
$38.02
Hawaii
$134,490
$64.66
Idaho
$98,617
$47.41
Illinois
$74,505
$35.82
Indiana
$100,615
$48.37
Iowa
$80,993
$38.94
Kansas
$67,336
$32.37
Kentucky
$88,848
$42.72
Louisiana
$94,439
$45.40
Maine
$87,131
$41.89
Maryland
$112,624
$54.15
Massachusetts
$96,912
$46.59
Michigan
$99,617
$47.89
Minnesota
$85,644
$41.17
Mississippi
$73,353
$35.27
Missouri
$66,214
$31.83
Montana
$101,028
$48.57
Nebraska
$64,750
$31.13
Nevada
$123,874
$59.55
New Hampshire
$99,095
$47.64
New Jersey
$124,826
$60.01
New Mexico
$91,631
$44.05
New York
$118,352
$56.90
North Carolina
$100,527
$48.33
North Dakota
$114,323
$54.96
Ohio
$108,220
$52.03
Oklahoma
$85,586
$41.15
Oregon
$120,050
$57.72
Pennsylvania
$105,923
$50.92
Rhode Island
$111,907
$53.80
South Carolina
$79,824
$38.38
South Dakota
$84,044
$40.41
Tennessee
$84,649
$40.70
Texas
$117,549
$56.51
Utah
$81,875
$39.36
Vermont
$85,512
$41.11
Virginia
$94,938
$45.64
Washington
$115,431
$55.50
West Virginia
$100,355
$48.25
Wisconsin
$96,747
$46.51
Wyoming
$78,991
$37.98

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Highest Paying Cities For Academic Affairs Director

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Urban Honolulu, HI
$134,747
$64.78
New York, NY
$126,382
$60.76
Washington, DC
$119,642
$57.52
Philadelphia, PA
$111,091
$53.41
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
$98,160
$47.19
Atlanta, GA
$79,248
$38.10

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Average Academic Affairs Director Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $137,000
    $65.67
    +2.1%
    2020
    $134,000
    $64.29
    +1.7%
    2019
    $131,000
    $63.17
    +2.4%
    2018
    $128,000
    $61.66
    +0.2%
    2017
    $128,000
    $61.52
    +1.1%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Dean

    Avg. salary: $98,486

    A dean is responsible for overseeing the educational operations of the assigned department, enforcing school policies, and monitoring the students' progress by coordinating with the teachers and setting up procedures to improve teaching methods. Deans administer educational training and programs for the students, as well as extra-curricular activities to develop the students' social behavior, maximize their potentials, and increase their self-confidence. They also handle the department's budget, accurately allocating resources and funds to different activities and educational materials.
    773 Dean Jobs
    Registrar

    Avg. salary: $28,875

    A registrar's role is to process and maintain accurate records within an institution or establishment. They are the main point of communication to obtain various kinds of information. In schools, a registrar is in charge of keeping a student or educator's academic, personal, and financial records. They also have the task of arranging a student's course and class schedules. Furthermore, a registrar may also have other administrative tasks such as responding to calls and other forms of correspondence, producing reports, and process requirements.
    9,932 Registrar Jobs
    Co-Chair

    Avg. salary: $155,669

    A co-chair is responsible for supporting the duties and responsibilities under the supervision of a chair. Co-chairs help with the implementation of effective plans and programs that would benefit the organization. They handle fundraising events, marketing campaigns for promotional programs, audit reports, and evaluating the committee's suggestions and recommendations for its success. A co-chair must have excellent communication and leadership skills and critical-thinking on developing strategies to supervise meetings and events alongside the chair.
    3,996 Co-Chair Jobs
    New Member Educator

    Avg. salary: $31,527

    A New Member Educator is a person who prepares new members to uphold the standards and ideals of a fraternity and sorority and continually strives to improve it especially found in colleges and universities. These positions are; educating initiated and active members on how to support and mentor the younger members to become successful within an organization, recruit new members whose ideals match those of the organization, assist new members to navigate campus, and make use of campus resources.
    13,297 New Member Educator Jobs
    Student Dean

    Avg. salary: $48,718

    A Student Dean is focused on responding to students' needs at a college or university. They plan and direct university activities related to student services and campus life.
    5,650 Student Dean Jobs
    Chairperson

    Avg. salary: $157,176

    A chairperson is responsible for managing the overall business team, ensuring everyone's compliance with the company's strategies and processes to reach the highest business goals and objectives. A chairperson's duties also include monitoring the staff's performance, analyzing the committee's performance and decisions, providing reports and updates during meetings, improving the current policies and procedures as necessary, and facilitating committee's programs and special events. A chairperson must have excellent leadership and communication skills to lead the team towards its organizational success.
    402 Chairperson Jobs

    Academic Affairs Director Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an academic affairs director can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Academic Affairs Directors The Most?

    To earn a high income as an academic affairs director, working for Gilead Sciences or Stanford University might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Johns Hopkins University and Noven Pharmaceuticals report highly competitive wages for academic affairs directors.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Academic Affairs Director SalaryAcademic Affairs Director Salary Range
    1Gilead Sciences
    4.8
    $203,663
    $83k
    $245k
    2Stanford University
    4.8
    $188,308
    $83k
    $245k
    3Johns Hopkins University
    4.4
    $182,498
    $83k
    $245k
    4Noven Pharmaceuticals
    4.3
    $160,529
    $83k
    $245k
    5Target
    4.7
    $143,760
    $83k
    $245k
    6University Physicians
    4.3
    $142,256
    $83k
    $245k

    Recently Added Academic Affairs Director Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Director of Academic Affairs and Innovation, Graduate Biomedical Educ
    Baltimore, MD
    08/05/2021
    $82,325
    08/05/2021
    Director, Olli-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Administrator II)/Academic Affairs
    Palm Desert, CA
    08/02/2021
    $74,400
    08/02/2021
    New York State Civil Service
    Director of External Affairs
    Director of External Affairs
    New York, NY
    07/10/2021
    $80,000
    07/10/2021
    XXX
    Director of Academic Affairs
    Director of Academic Affairs
    Oakland, CA
    07/02/2021
    $92,230
    07/02/2021
    Director, Government Affairs
    New York, NY
    05/31/2021
    $110,000
    05/31/2021
    Temporary Executive Aide To Academic Affairs
    Boulder, CO
    05/15/2021
    $52,175
    05/15/2021
    Director Government Affairs
    Baltimore, MD
    05/08/2021
    $128,165
    05/08/2021
    Director, Academic Affairs Business Analysis
    Flagstaff, AZ
    04/30/2021
    $83,312
    04/30/2021
    Director of Academic Affairs, Missoula College)
    Missoula, MT
    03/19/2021
    $80,000
    03/19/2021
    City of Seattle
    Tribal Affairs Director
    Tribal Affairs Director
    Seattle, WA
    01/13/2021
    $114,840
    01/13/2021

    Average Academic Affairs Director Salary by Demographic

    Academic Affairs Director Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $136,676
    female-income
    Female Income
    $124,922
    Median Academic Affairs Director Income by Race
    Asian academic affairs directors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american academic affairs directors have the lowest average salary at $127,279.
    $136,000
    $134,000
    $132,000
    $130,000
    $128,000
    $126,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$130,659
    White$129,502
    Black or African American$127,279
    Asian$135,004
    Hispanic or Latino$131,553
    Average Academic Affairs Director Salary by Education Level
    Academic affairs directors with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $148,754 annually. With a Masters degree, academic affairs directors earn a median annual income of $124,922 compared to $101,050 for academic affairs directors with an Bachelors degree.
    $152,000
    $142,000
    $132,000
    $122,000
    $112,000
    $102,000
    $92,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$124,922
    Bachelor's Degree$101,050
    Doctorate Degree$148,754