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Department Head Salary

$109,900 (USD)

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Average Hourly


Average Bonus

Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Department Head is $109,900 a year and $53 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Department Head is between $76,809 and $136,513. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Department Head. 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

  • Manages and coordinates organization, branch, plant, or department operation strategies and activities.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of organization policies, practices, procedures, and attainment of operating goals.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports, records, and directives, and confers with managers/supervisors to obtain data required for planning activities, such as new commitments, status of work in progress, and problems encountered.
  • Assigns, or delegates responsibility for, specified work or functional activities and disseminates policies and objectives to supervisors/staff.
Department Head Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: General and Operations Managers

Job family population: 2,212,200

Estimated population of Department Head jobs: 15,264

Rate of error: 0.3%

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 Job Listings for United States

Gourmet Department Head
Apr 20
Tukwila, United States
Cost Plus World Market
Additionally, the Gourmet Department Head is responsible for a variety of duties including cashiering, merchandising, stocking merchandise,and maintaining visual standards as directed by management.A ...
Hiring Department Head/Merchandisers
May 25
Santa Rosa, United States
Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market Is Hiring FULL TIME DEPARTMENT HEAD/MERCHANDISER - ***SANTA ROSA, CA*** Flexible Scheduling and 20% employee discount to World Market, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby and more
Department Head Electrical - PE
May 23
Houston, United States
NPAworldwide Recruitment Network
Why a Great Opportunity Department Head Electrical Description: Leading comprehensive engineering design and consulting firm providing innovative solutions for clients with facility and ...
Department Head Electrical - PE
May 24
Houston, USA
Job Juncture, Inc.
Department Head Electrical Description: Leading comprehensive engineering design and consulting firm providing innovative solutions for clients with facility and infrastructure challenges. To achieve ...
Department Head - Electrical Engineering
May 26
Nashville, USA
Job Juncture, Inc.
The Electrical Department Head provides department management and technical direction in an engineering discipline within an office. Responsible for staff management, production scheduling, and ...
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