What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Head of a faculty, school, or administrative division in a university or college.
There were 21 Dean (General) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 632 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Dean (General) career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Dean (General) 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 $74,448.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $65,040.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Dean (General) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $62,801.
Education and Experience
Posted Dean (General) 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 Dean (General) 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||21%|
|3 to 5 years||71%|
|6 to 8 years||5%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Dean (General) 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 (55%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (47%)
- Planning (46%)
- Research (34%)
- Problem Solving (22%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Teaching (73%)
- Scheduling (38%)
- Budgeting (37%)
- Staff Management (25%)
- Curriculum Development (19%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Data Analysis (9%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Fundraising (7%)
- Managing Student Data (6%)
- Student Learning Outcomes (6%)
- Academic Advisement (5%)
- Curriculum Design (5%)
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.
- Strategic Leadership (1%) – marginal value $5,501
- Student Learning Outcomes (6%) – marginal value $4,508
- Policy Development (2%) – marginal value $3,447
- Learning Styles (1%) – marginal value $3,020
- Policy Implementation (2%) – marginal value $2,598
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Dean (General) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Academic Dean
- Dean Of Instruction
- Dean Of Curriculum & Instruction
- Dean, Academic Progress
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 Division
- Dean of Academic Affairs
- Dean of Students
- Associate Dean, Higher Education
- Director of Student Affairs
- Program Director, Higher Education
- Campus Director
- Program Coordinator, Higher Education
- Administrator, Higher Education
Here are the employers that have posted the most Dean (General) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Kipp Foundation (15)
- Uncommon Schools Incorporated (12)
- Front Range Community College (10)
- University of North Carolina (9)
- Texas A&M University (9)
- University of North Carolina (7)
- Kipp Foundation (2)
- Trinity Episcopal School (2)
- Western Carolina University (1)
- Triangle Math And Science Academy (1)
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!