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Department Head College or University Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$101,118 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Department Head College or University is $101,118 a year and $49 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Department Head College or University is between $70,671 and $125,603. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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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 Chicago, Illinois, 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: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Department Head College or University Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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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 ...
College Recruiter, Regional Recruiter
Apr 26
Chicago, IL, USA
University of Illinois at Chicago
College Recruiter - Regional Recruiter Close Date: 05/13/2019 The Office of Recruitment at the ... departments and external community groups and organizations to ~promote and support the University ...
Head Softball Coach (Part-Time, less than 20 hours)
May 15
Cicero, United States
Morton College
... college softball • Teach, coach and instruct fundamental and advanced skills • Maintain team ... year colleges or universities for softball players to transfer to • Perform other duties and ...
Banquet Manager
Jun 6
Chicago, IL, USA
University Club of Chicago
Responsible for assisting with the daily operations of Banquet Department. This individual must be ... University/College degree in a related discipline an asset * Must possess a professional ...
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