Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Department Chair make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$116,342 / yrTotal Pay
$104,348 / yrBase Pay
$11,994 / yrAdditional Pay

$116,342

 / yr
$67K$213K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Department Chair is $116,342 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $104,348 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $11,994 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

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$165,862 /yr
Professor
$93,507 /yr
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Top Paying Companies

For a Department Chair in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Department Chair in United States. Employers include Berklee, Full Sail University and Fayetteville Technical Community College.

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Berklee
$137,371/yr

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Full Sail University
4.0
Department ChairSee 6 salaries from all locations

$93,461

 / yr

$87,228

 / yr

$137,371

 / yr

$91,935

 / yr

$106,641

 / yr

$96,342

 / yr

$87,695

 / yr

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$137,914

 / yr

$94,306

 / yr

$102,436

 / yr

$91,248

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$92,565

 / yr

$106,465

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What is the pay outlook for Education?

Job growth in education remains steady, with modest growth in salaries and greater opportunities for workers with STEM specialization or those with advanced degrees. Opportunities are likely to persist with the projected rise in student enrollment in the coming years. Jobs are often reliant upon state and local budgets with public sector benefits being an attractive feature for many job-seekers.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Visiting Faculty

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Faculty

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$30,200

/yr

$30K | $200

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Professor

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Professor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$55,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Professor

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$107,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Affiliate Professor

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$54,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Professor

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$21,500

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Visiting Professor, Nursing

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$30,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Professor

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$94,200

/yr

$89K | $5K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

Department Chair pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Department Chair is $104,348 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Department Chair salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 381 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Department Chair employees.

The highest salary for a Department Chair in United States is $190,957 per year.

The lowest salary for a Department Chair in United States is $60,522 per year.

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