Academic Dean Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Concorde Career Colleges
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does an academic dean make?
Academic Deans in America make an average salary of $90,247 per year or $43.39 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 88,000. The top 10 percent earn over $144,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $56,000 annually. Education companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Academic Deans. California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Utah are some of the states with the best Academic Dean salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Academic Dean is 3.1 years.
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Average Academic Dean Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Academic Dean in the USA is $90,247 annually or $43.39 hourly. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Academic Dean salaries at $141,515 per year. The average starting salary in San Francisco, CA for Academic Deans is $72,000. Some of the states with the best Academic Dean salaries are California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Arizona, and Mississippi. South Carolina, Illinois, South Dakota, Kansas, and Iowa are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Academic Dean Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Academic Deans earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Academic Dean Salary By Company

Academic Deans can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most Academic Dean jobs are in Education companies and Education companies. Concorde Career Colleges and Catholic Health Initiatives are the best paying companies for Academic Deans. In addition, companies like Johns Hopkins University and Duke University report highly competitive salaries for Academic Deans.

Average Academic Dean Pay By Industry

Wages for Academic Deans can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Health Care companies, Non Profits companies, and Energy companies tend to have the highest salaries for Academic Deans. Health Care companies pay their Academic Deans the highest wages, averaging $122,635 per year. Non Profits companies and Energy companies pay well too, at $94,997 and $88,037, respectively. At $77,119, the average salary for Academic Deans in the Education industry is lower than other industries.
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Health Care
Health Care
Non Profits
Non Profits

Academic Dean Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Academic Dean Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Academic Dean can range from $46,975 to $72,238 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.