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Department Head College or University Salary

$94,874 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Department Head College or University is $94,874 a year and $46 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Department Head College or University is between $66,307 and $117,848. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Administers affairs of college department, such as English, Biological Sciences, or Mathematics department.
  • Develops and implements department goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Acts as the department representative for the students, administration, and external constituencies.
  • Reviews department offerings and curriculum and recommends new or improved programs.
Department Head College or University Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Job family population: 142,160

Estimated population of Department Head College or University jobs: 981

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Department Head College or University Job Listings for United States

Head Coach
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Tacoma, United States
University of Puget Sound
... meet university and department objectives, development and coaching of students-athletes for ... college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound ...
Associate Professor or Professor / Vice Chair Clinical Services
Apr 28
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Medicine (COM), is recruiting a Vice Chair (Associate Head) for Clinical Services. UIC Psychiatry is one of the ...
Jun 7
Chicago, IL, USA
Robert Morris University-Illinois
Recruits prospective students at high schools, college fairs, and groups hosted on campus. ... the University. Collaborate with various departments across the institution. * Communicate ...
Teacher - Head Start / Early Head Start
May 13
Spring Valley, CA, USA
All Kids Academy Head Start, Inc.
Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university, and a Commission on Teacher ... Department of Justice. Applicants will be required to obtain a Health Screen with includes a TB ...
Vice Chair and Medical Director of Inpatient Medicine
Apr 1
Oklahoma City, USA
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center- College of Medicine Department of Geriatric Me...
Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine, we are excited to announce the inception of a national search for candidates for the Vice Chair and ...
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