How much does a Department Chair make?

Updated Oct 7, 2021

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$88,080 /yr
Average Base Pay

272 salaries

$53K

Low

$88K

Average

$146K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Department Chair is $88,080 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Department Chair salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 272 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Department Chair employees.

Seniority Levels

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Professor$114,111 /yr
L3
Mid-level ProfessorNo Salary Reports
L4
Adjunct Professor$54,307 /yr
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Education Affiliates
3.1

Education Affiliates

Department Chair

$127,418

 /yr
Range: $122K - $136K
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$122K

$136K

$122,270 - $135,620 Range

Brown Mackie College
2.9

Brown Mackie College

Department Chair

$127,575

 /yr
Range: $57K - $135K

$57K

$135K

$56,962 - $134,861 Range

ITT Technical Institute
3.8

ITT Technical Institute

Department Chair

$68,587

 /yr
Range: $55K - $104K

$55K

$104K

$55,139 - $103,929 Range

Berklee
4.2

Berklee

Department Chair

$140,746

 /yr
Range: $91K - $163K

$91K

$163K

$90,991 - $162,673 Range

Full Sail University
4.1

Full Sail University

Department Chair

$81,063

 /yr
Range: $65K - $95K

$65K

$95K

$65,000 - $95,320 Range

The Art Institutes
3.1

The Art Institutes

Department Chair

$118,851

 /yr
Range: $118K - $120K

$118K

$120K

$118,035 - $119,666 Range

Keiser University
3.1

Keiser University

Department Chair

$68,306

 /yr
Range: $54K - $106K

$54K

$106K

$54,372 - $106,389 Range

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Ivy Tech Community College
3.7

Ivy Tech Community College

Department Chair

$63,598

 /yr
Range: $56K - $65K

$56K

$65K

$55,950 - $65,272 Range

Fayetteville Technical Community College
3.7

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Department Chair

$73,540

 /yr
Range: $58K - $109K

$58K

$109K

$58,008 - $108,667 Range

Baker College
3.6

Baker College

Department Chair

$52,933

 /yr
Range: $49K - $61K

$49K

$61K

$49,288 - $60,538 Range

Holy Spirit Preparatory School
3.3

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Department Chair

$79,392

 /yr
Range: $79K - $81K

$79K

$81K

$79,088 - $81,047 Range

Texas A&M University
4.4

Texas A&M University

Department Chair
About 

$115K -$225K

$115K

$225K

$115,193 - $224,796 Range

Fairfax County Public Schools
4

Fairfax County Public Schools

Department Chair
About 

$75K -$90K

$75K

$90K

$75,303 - $89,976 Range

Kaplan
3.4

Kaplan

Department Chair
About 

$60K -$84K

$60K

$84K

$60,127 - $84,033 Range

State of South Carolina
3.2

State of South Carolina

Department Chair
About 

$78K -$91K

$78K

$91K

$77,744 - $90,705 Range

Southern Illinois University
4

Southern Illinois University

Department Chair
About 

$86K -$168K

$86K

$168K

$85,991 - $167,885 Range

University of Maryland, Baltimore
4.1

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Department Chair
About 

$135K -$412K

$135K

$412K

$135,481 - $412,416 Range

Miami Dade College
4

Miami Dade College

Department Chair
About 

$81K -$96K

$81K

$96K

$81,162 - $95,670 Range

Tarrant County College
4.1

Tarrant County College

Department Chair
About 

$73K -$93K

$73K

$93K

$73,081 - $92,892 Range

West Coast University
3.6

West Coast University

Department Chair
About 

$165K -$192K

$165K

$192K

$165,380 - $192,278 Range

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The national average salary for a Department Chair is $88,080 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Department Chair salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 272 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Department Chair employees.

The highest salary for a Department Chair in United States is $146,128 per year.

The lowest salary for a Department Chair in United States is $53,091 per year.

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