Inside Higher Ed today has a summary of a 2013 survey of median executive and administrative pay in higher education. It includes central and campus administrators by title as well as deans and certain support occupations. The survey was conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). A more detailed description of the survey is available from the organization at:
Many – not all – UC campuses were included, as was UCOP, and a complete listing of the institutions can be found at the link above. Inside Higher Ed, however, has a handier summary table:
[The relevant column is the one for doctoral degree granting institutions.]
A brief description of the survey from the CUPA-HR link above:
Results for this year’s redesigned survey reflect the salaries of 55,017 administrators in 190 senior-level administrative positions at 1,251 colleges and universities nationwide, making it a key resource for salary-related decisions in the higher education community.
Note that while there is some description of perks and benefits, they are not converted into cash equivalents and added to salary in the study. The figures presented are, as noted above, medians. Means would surely be higher. CUPA-HR describes itself as follows:
Our Mission: CUPA-HR is higher ed HR. We serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence. As the association for HR professionals in higher education, CUPA-HR provides leadership on higher education workplace issues in the U.S. and abroad. We monitor trends, explore emerging workforce issues, conduct research, and promote strategic discussions among colleges and universities. Our members are CUPA-HR. We are more than 15,500 HR professionals and other campus leaders at over 1,900 member organizations, including: 91 percent of all U.S. doctoral institutions, 77 percent of all master’s institutions, 57 percent of all bachelor’s institutions, and 600 community colleges and specialized institutions.