Department Chairperson Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$68,000
$28,000
$68,000
$164,000
Department chairpeople in the United States make an average salary of $68,929 per year or $33.14 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $165,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota, California, and Maine provide the highest department chairperson salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Orange, CA
$120,851
Albany, NY
$118,843
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Map of Department Chairperson Salaries

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

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Average Department Chairperson Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a department chairperson is roughly $68,929 per year, which boils down to $33.14 per hour. Interestingly enough, department chairpeople have the highest salaries in Orange, CA at about $120,851 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Orange, CA is $47,000. Additionally, department chairpeople make more than the average salary in Cleveland, OH, Albany, NY, New Brunswick, NJ, Grand Rapids, MI, and Seattle, WA. On a more broad level, department chairperson salaries are highest in Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota, California, Maine, Minnesota, and New Jersey. On the contrary, Idaho, Tennessee, and Florida offer the lowest department chairperson salaries.

Average Department Chairperson Salary By Company

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Average Department Chairperson Pay By Industry

The salary for a department chairperson can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for department chairpeople tend to be found in health care, non profits, and utilities companies. In fact, department chairpeople can make a yearly salary of $83,321 while working for health care companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$83,321
$83k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$72,480
$72k
Utilities
Utilities
$67,786
$68k
Education
Education
$65,597
$66k

Department Chairperson Salary History

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Department Chairperson Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a department chairperson 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.

Recently Added Department Chairperson Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Ball State University
Ball State University
Chairperson of The Department of Management
Chairperson of The Department of Management
Chairperson of The Department of Management
07/10/2020
07/10/2020
$160,000
$160,000
07/10/2020
Ball State University
Ball State University
Chairperson of The Department of Management
Chairperson of The Department of Management
Chairperson of The Department of Management
06/16/2020
06/16/2020
$160,000
$160,000
06/16/2020
Department Chairperson of Liberal Arts
Department Chairperson of Liberal Arts
04/22/2020
04/22/2020
$84,303
$84,303
04/22/2020
Associate Department Chair-Cybersecurity
Associate Department Chair-Cybersecurity
04/11/2020
04/11/2020
$67,000
$67,000
04/11/2020
Community College of Aurora
Community College of Aurora
Business Faculty and Business Department Chair, Center for Professional Studies and Public Service
Business Faculty and Business Department Chair, Center for Professional Studies and Public Service
Business Faculty and Business Department Chair, Center for Professional Studies and Public Service
03/21/2020
03/21/2020
$53,957
$53,957
03/21/2020
Chair, Business and Support Services (7557)
Chair, Business and Support Services (7557)
03/14/2020
03/14/2020
$75,000
$75,000
03/14/2020
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Chair, Business and Support Services (7557)
Chair, Business and Support Services (7557)
Chair, Business and Support Services (7557)
03/13/2020
03/13/2020
$75,000
$75,000
03/13/2020
EX ED Teacher-Job Development Instructor-Department Chair (Effective School Year)
EX ED Teacher-Job Development Instructor-Department Chair (Effective School Year)
03/05/2020
03/05/2020
$40,200
$40,200
03/05/2020
Idaho State University
Idaho State University
Chair, Business and Support Services (7557)
Chair, Business and Support Services (7557)
Chair, Business and Support Services (7557)
02/29/2020
02/29/2020
$75,000
$75,000
02/29/2020
Department Chairperson of Film, Television and Design Technology
Department Chairperson of Film, Television and Design Technology
02/21/2020
02/21/2020
$84,303
$84,303
02/21/2020