Associate Dean, Higher Education
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Administrator at a university or college who specializes in a faculty, school, or administrative division, and ranks immediately below deans in the administrative hierarchy at the institution.
There were 36 Associate Dean, Higher Education job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1297 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Associate Dean, Higher Education career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Associate Dean, Higher Education jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,526.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $73,653.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Associate Dean, Higher Education postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $61,931.
Education and Experience
Posted Associate Dean, Higher Education jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Associate Dean, Higher Education jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||18%|
|3 to 5 years||56%|
|6 to 8 years||14%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Associate Dean, Higher Education positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (56%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (51%)
- Research (50%)
- Planning (40%)
- Writing (23%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (47%)
- Teaching (39%)
- Staff Management (26%)
- Strategic Planning (22%)
- Scheduling (20%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Administrative Support (11%)
- Project Management (9%)
- Supervisory Skills (9%)
- Conflict Management (8%)
- Data Collection (7%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Policy Development (7%)
- Fundraising (6%)
- Academic Counseling (5%)
- Higher Education Administration (4%)
- Grant Writing (4%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Veterinary Medicine (1%) – marginal value $4,971
- Strategic Planning (22%) – marginal value $4,499
- Osteopathic Medicine (2%) – marginal value $3,848
- Strategic Leadership (6%) – marginal value $3,331
- Policy Development (7%) – marginal value $2,797
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Associate Dean, Higher Education skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Associate Dean
- Assistant Dean
- Associate Dean For Research
- Dean's Assistant
- Assistant Dean - Bsn Program
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Dean of Academic Affairs
- Dean of Academic Division
- Program Director, Higher Education
- Program Coordinator, Higher Education
- Dean of Students
- Director of Student Affairs
- Dean (General)
- Administrator, Higher Education
- Student Affairs Administrator
Here are the employers that have posted the most Associate Dean, Higher Education jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Keiser University (25)
- University of Illinois (23)
- University Of California (22)
- Michigan State University (20)
- California State University (19)
- East Carolina University (12)
- University of North Carolina (7)
- North Carolina State University (4)
- Western Carolina University (2)
- Durham Technical Community College (2)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!