Higher Education Institutions Salary Survey

The Higher Education Institutions Salary Survey reports compensation data for 107 benchmark jobs related to post-secondary education. The survey includes community or junior colleges; 4-year colleges, universities and technological institutions; and professional graduate schools. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Higher Education Institutions Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 10 executive and 97 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Administrator College
  • Admissions Director
  • Admissions Evaluator
  • Admissions Sales Representative
  • Assistant Professor
  • Instructor Business Education
  • Instructor Physical Education
  • Interpreter
  • Janitor
  • Janitorial Supervisor
  • Librarian
  • Librarian Acquisitions
  • Librarian Deputy Director
  • Librarian Head
  • Librarian Technical
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Administrator College
  • Admissions Director
  • Admissions Evaluator
  • Admissions Sales Representative
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Benefits Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Business Manager College/University
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Cashier
  • Catalog Librarian
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Community Affairs Manager
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Compensation Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Counselor
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Dean of Students
  • Digital Archivist
  • Education Consultant
  • Educational Specialist
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Extension Work Instructor
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Food Service Worker
  • Fundraiser
  • Fundraising Manager
  • General/Institution Cook
  • Grant Coordinator
  • Grant Writer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Groundskeeper
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Information Center Specialist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Instructor Business Education
  • Instructor Physical Education
  • Interpreter
  • Janitor
  • Janitorial Supervisor
  • Librarian
  • Librarian Acquisitions
  • Librarian Deputy Director
  • Librarian Head
  • Librarian Technical
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Technical Assistant
  • Mail Clerk
  • Mailroom Supervisor
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Medical Technology Teaching Supervisor
  • Music Librarian
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Occupational Nurse
  • Oracle Developer
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Professor
  • Program Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Python Developer
  • Receptionist
  • Records Section Supervisor
  • Recruiter
  • Residence Counselor
  • Residence Supervisor
  • SAP Analyst
  • Secretary
  • Security Director
  • Security Officer
  • Server Administrator
  • Server Manager
  • Special Library Librarian
  • Storage Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher College/University
  • Technical Training Instructor
  • Top Administrative Officer
  • Top Legal Officer
  • Tutor
  • University Laboratory Supervisor
  • Vocational Training Instructor
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Designer
  • A T STILL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
  • ACADEMY FOR FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE INC
  • ADLER GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • AGELESS WISDOM SEMINARY
  • ALBANY LAW SCHOOL
  • ALLEGHENY SCHOOL OF ANESTHESIA
  • AMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE- WEST COAST UNIVERSITY
  • AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGE OF HOMEOPATHY
  • AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC
  • APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC
  • LOGOS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE & GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM
  • LOUISIANA CENTER FOR LAW AND CIVIC EDUCATION INC
  • LUTHER RICE UNIVERSITY INC
  • MARYLAND UNIVERSITY OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTH INC
  • MASTERS INSTITUTE
  • MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE
  • MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
  • MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
  • A T STILL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
  • ACADEMY FOR FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE INC
  • ADLER GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • AGELESS WISDOM SEMINARY
  • ALBANY LAW SCHOOL
  • ALLEGHENY SCHOOL OF ANESTHESIA
  • AMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE- WEST COAST UNIVERSITY
  • AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGE OF HOMEOPATHY
  • AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC
  • APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC
  • APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW
  • ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • ASPEN GROUP INC
  • ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS IN THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION IN TRUST
  • AUBURN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • BAPTIST SEMINARY OF KENTUCKY
  • BERKELEY DIVINITY SCHOOL
  • BIBLICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • BIRMINGHAM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE
  • BOSTON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS INC
  • BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION INC
  • BROADVIEW INSTITUTE INC
  • C S LEWIS INSTITUTE INC
  • CAIRN UNIVERSITY
  • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
  • CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • CAPELLA EDUCATION CO
  • CAREER EDUCATION CORP
  • CEDAR RAPIDS MEDICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION
  • CENTER OF THEOLOGICAL INQUIRY
  • CENTRAL BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CG JUNG INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK INC
  • CHAYA AYDEL SEMINARY INC
  • CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY INC
  • CMU MEDICAL EDUCATION PARTNERS
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
  • COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT/SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY
  • CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
  • CONWAY SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN INC
  • CORINTHIAN COLLEGES INC
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY
  • CORRY HIGHER EDUCATION COUNCIL
  • DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • DES MOINES UNIVERSITY OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL CENTER
  • DEVRY EDUCATION GROUP INC
  • DULUTH GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION COUNCIL INC
  • ECUMENICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • EMMANUEL SCHOOL OF RELIGION
  • EPISCOPAL THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL AT CLAREMONT BLOY HOUSE
  • EVANGELIA UNIVERSITY
  • FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SEMINARY
  • FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
  • GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS INC
  • GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BANKING AT COLORADO
  • GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
  • GRAND VALLEY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
  • GUILD LAW SCHOOL
  • HARTLAND INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND EDUCATION
  • HOOD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • HOUSTON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
  • HUSSON UNIVERSITY
  • INDEPENDENT SCHOOL INC
  • INSTE BIBLE COLLEGE
  • INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
  • INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESTORATIVE PRACTICES
  • INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES ON MARRIAGE & THE FAMI
  • INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC.
  • K P C A PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCES
  • KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
  • KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ALPHA PHI HOUSE CORPORATION
  • KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
  • KETTERING UNIVERSITY
  • KRELL INSTITUTE INC
  • LAKE FOREST GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
  • LATIN AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL INC
  • LIFE CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE WEST
  • LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CORP
  • LINCOLN LAW SCHOOL OF SAN JOSE
  • LINCOLN MEDICAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP
  • LOGOS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE & GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM
  • LOUISIANA CENTER FOR LAW AND CIVIC EDUCATION INC
  • LUTHER RICE UNIVERSITY INC
  • MARYLAND UNIVERSITY OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTH INC
  • MASTERS INSTITUTE
  • MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE
  • MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
  • MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
  • MICHIGAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • MID-AMERICA BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE SCHOOL OF ANESTHESIA INC
  • MILWAUKEE KOLLEL INC
  • MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
  • NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW
  • NATIONAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIFERY INC
  • NATIONAL GRADUATE SCHOOL OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT INC
  • NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
  • NEW COLLEGE FOR ADVANCED CHRISTIAN STUDIES
  • NEW ENGLAND LAW BOSTON
  • NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF ACUPUNCTURE INC
  • NEW YORK CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE
  • NEW YORK COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
  • NEW YORK GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
  • NEWARK SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY CORPORATION
  • NORMAN R WOLFORD SCHOOL OF NURSE ANESTHESIA INC
  • NORTH TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORITY INC
  • NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE
  • NORTHEASTERN SEMINARY
  • NORTHWEST BAPTIST SEMINARY
  • NORTHWEST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • OAK HILLS FELLOWSHIP INC
  • OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • OREGON COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE
  • OXFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL INC
  • PACIFIC BIBLE COLLEGE
  • PALMER COLLEGE FOUNDATION
  • PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRATIC- WEST
  • PHILLIPS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY CORPORATION
  • PHOENIX SEMINARY INC
  • PITZER COLLEGE
  • PROVIDENCE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY
  • RICHMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
  • ROCKBRIDGE SEMINARY
  • ROSALIND FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE
  • SAN JOAQUIN COLLEGE OF LAW
  • SCRIPPS COLLEGE
  • SHEPHERD'S THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY INC
  • SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY
  • SLAVIC REFORMATION SOCIETY
  • SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
  • SOUTHERN EVANGELICAL SEMINARY INC
  • ST LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
  • ST PETERSBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY INC
  • STRAYER EDUCATION INC
  • TEXAS SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
  • THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY COUNSELING CENTERS
  • THE MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE INC
  • THE SANTA BARBARA VENTURA COLLEGE O F LAW
  • THE SCHULTZ CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP INC
  • THE SEATTLE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
  • TLBU FOUNDATION INC
  • TOWSON UNIVERSITY
  • TOYOTA TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE AT CHICAGO
  • UNION GRADUATE COLLEGE
  • UNITED STATES SPORTS ACADEMY INC
  • UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC
  • UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED HOSPITALS OF FLINT INC
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
  • UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
  • UPPER PENINSULA HEALTH EDUCATION CORPORATION
  • WALDORF TEACHER TRAINING EUGENE
  • WARREN-FOREST HIGHER EDUCATION COUNCIL INC
  • WESLEY BIBLICAL SEMINARY
  • WEST VIRGINIA TAX INSTITUTE INC
  • WINEBRENNER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • WON INSTITUTE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
  • WORLD MISSION UNIVERSITY
  • YESHIVA DERECH CHAIM

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