Collegiate Athletics Compensation Survey - 2017




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2017 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®

27 March 2017


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2017 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
27 March 2017

2017 Survey Materials Available
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29 March 2016

Western Management Group invites your participation in the 2017 Collegiate Athletics Compensation Survey. This annual survey collects Total Cash Compensation data on Head Coach and Assistant Coach positions in a wide variety of intercollegiate sports, as well as other Athletics Department managerial and staff-level positions.


Advisory / Design Team

We would like to thank the members of the Advisory / Design Team for their support and assistance. Representatives from the Human Resources and Athletics Departments of the following institutions contributed to the design of this survey.

Babson College
Bowling Green State University
Bucknell University
Dartmouth University
Harvard University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Princeton University
Southern Methodist University
University Of Houston
University Of Michigan
University Of Virginia

Key Features

  • The survey has been designed to capture compensation data elements important in determining Total Compensation packages for Coaches and other Athletics Department positions, including:

    Hourly and Annualized Base Pay Rates     
    Institution-Wide Bonuses
    Athletics Department Bonuses
    Third-Party Income
    Pay Grade Ranges
    Perks Provided
    Annual Value of Perks
    Benefits Fringe Rate
    Number of Months Worked
    Percent FTE Worked 
  • Coaching Positions in over 20 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports
  • Other Athletics Department Positions including positions in Athletics Administration, Operations, Facilities, Marketing, Communications and Events Management
  • 95 participants were included in the 2017 edition
  • Nationwide data covering over 100 geographic areas
  • Data broken out by Geographic Area, NCAA Division, Budget Size and more
  • A variety of Output Report options, including online report generation capability


New This Year

Please refer to the survey Input Instructions for a full list of updated and revised survey content.


Survey Schedule

September 2016
1 October 2016
15 December 2016
March 2017
Distribution of Input Materials
Effective Date of Data
Deadline for Submission of Data
Results Available for Participants via DataCentral®

Survey Fees

All survey results are delivered via our DataCentral® online survey report tool. You have YEAR ROUND access to both the Standard Report which includes data from ALL participants on ALL jobs, and Custom Results where you can create your own report selections based on your choice of Institutions, NCAA Division, Geographic Area, etc.  With the Custom Report you have complete control of the complexity of analyses, comparisons, and customization of results from the survey database to satisfy your needs on a 24x7 basis. All results are provided in both PDF and XLS Formats, including uploadable XLS versions.  

DataCentral® Access
Standard Access - Includes all data from all participants.  Provides data breakouts by NCAA Division.  $ 1,200
Custom Report Access - Allows participants to generate unlimited customized reports of their selection of survey participants, Institution Type, NCAA Division, Geographic Areas, data elements and more. $ 1,400

Survey Discounts

We firmly believe in rewarding our survey participants for helping to make our surveys better. You can earn significant discounts this year!

$ 50   On-Time Discount if you submit your data by 15 December 2016  
$ 100   Previous Participant Discount for all 2016 Collegiate Athletics Survey Participants  
 $ 100   Early Order Discount if you place your order by 1 March 2017
$ 250   Multiple Survey Discount if you participate in BOTH the Collegiate Athletics Compensation Survey AND the EduComp Compensation Survey you will receive a $250 discount on your Collegiate Athletics Compensation Survey final results.
$ 300   New Participant Referral Discount to you for each new participant you refer – PLUS the company you refer also receives this discount!

Survey Results and Samples - DataCentral®

There are two levels of results access available depending on your needs…whether you only need the Standard Report in PDF or XLS format covering ALL of the participants and ALL of the jobs, or Custom Report access which provides complex reporting “drill-down” capabilities.  Regardless of the level chosen, all participants will receive a FULL YEAR of 24x7 access to DataCentral® to download your reports online, or run unlimited Custom Reports and get immediate results. Both levels described below will provide the analyses in both PDF and XLS Formats.

STANDARD REPORTS 
Download the full survey Standard Report which contains ALL data from ALL participants.  Your data is included in the computation of job data statistics and totals.  Available in both Adobe Acrobat.pdf and Excel.xls formats, at no additional cost. 

  • Job Descriptions:  Uploadable job descriptions in Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat are also provided at no additional cost.
  • Summary Report:  Displays a line of data for each job, including basic statistics such as:
Grade Ranges
Average or Median Institution Bonus 

Average or Median Athletics Department Bonus
Average or Median Third Party Income
Average or Median Total Compensation
Average or Median Target Bonus Percentage
Average or Median Base Pay
Number of Months Worked
Value of Perks
Fringe Rate
Total Number of Incumbents
Total Number of Institutions

View a sample of the Summary Report

  • Detail Report:  Provides a full page of data analysis for each job, including statistics on each pay element such as:
75th, 50th, 25th Percentiles 
Number of Employees Reported 
Employee Weighted Average 
Number of Incumbents
Number of Institutions 
Institution Weighted Average
Earnings Mix: Showing Base, Bonus Compensation as a percentage of Total Cash 
FLSA Status
Job Match
Prevalence and Impact Statistics and Analysis for various Pay Elements

Prevalence of Perks Provided

View a sample of the Detail Report

  • Breakout Report:  For each survey job, displays averages or median of each pay element by Institution Type and Size, NCAA Division, Geographic Area and Revenue.
Average or Median Base Pay
Average or Median Bonus 
Average or Median Total Cash Compensation
Average or Median Target Bonus Percentage
Total Number of Incumbents 
Total Number of Institutions

View a sample of the Breakout Report

  • Uploadable Excel Report:  Provides a job-by-job spreadsheet report with all of the major statistics and pay elements laid out in a readily uploadable format for third party analysis software.
A hard copy, printed version of the Standard Report is also available for an additional $250.

CUSTOM REPORTS 
The Custom Report Option offers detailed and full customized reporting capability.  Ideal for participants who need reports based on a selected set of participants or to meet specific scoping criteria.  You have complete control and flexibility in defining your own reports to include the pay elements and statistics you require.

Institution Selections
Company Size by Revenue or Employment
Business Segment and Product Category
Geographic Area: Region/State/Metro Area
Data Elements and Statistics Calculations
Custom Percentiles
Standard Deviations
Weighted and Simple Averages
Data Aging
And much more!

Includes all of the above reports from the Standard level PLUS

  • Uploadable Excel Breakout Report:  Similar to the Uploadable Excel Report above, PLUS adds the ability to split the results into categories such as Geography, Institution Type, NCAA Division, or Budget Size, etc.
  • Market Comparison Report:  Provides a tabular and graphic comparison of your own company data to that of your selected market. An easy way to show competitive standing of your company.
View a sample of the Market Comparison Report

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Recent Participants - 2017

American University
Auburn University
Augsburg College
Babson College
Baylor University
Bentley University
Bethel University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryant University
Bucknell University
Butler University
California State University/Dominguez Hills
California State University/Long Beach
California State University/Monterey Bay
California State University/Northridge
Carnegie Mellon University
College of Wooster
Columbia University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Drexel University
Eastern Michigan University
Emerson College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Florida State University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Harvard University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Loyola Marymount University
Macalester College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Ohio University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Seton Hall University
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
St. John's University
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Stony Brook University
Temple University
Texas Christian University
Tufts University
University of Alabama/Birmingham
University of California/Irvine
University of California/Riverside
University of California/San Diego
University of California/Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Delaware
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota/Duluth
University of Minnesota/Twin Cities
University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of San Francisco
University of Scranton
University of Southern California
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas/Dallas
University of Texas/El Paso
University of The Pacific
University of Toledo
University of Virginia
University of Wyoming
US Olympic Committee
Washington University/St. Louis
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Wright State University
Xavier University
Yale University

Survey Job Coverage

 NEW AND REVISED POSITIONS INDICATED IN BOLD RED ITALICS
 
COACHING POSITIONS * See Position Descriptions for Assistant Coach leveling criteria.
 
Football

Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
Defensive Coordinator
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Baseball - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Basketball - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Baseketball - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Crew/Rowing - Lightweight - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Crew/Rowing - Lightweight - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Crew/Rowing - Lightweight - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Crew/Rowing - Heavyweight - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Crew/Rowing - Heavyweight - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Crew/Rowing - Heavyweight - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Equestrian - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Fencing - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Fencing - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Fencing - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Field Hockey - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Golf - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Golf - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Golf - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Gymnastics - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Gymnastics - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Gymnastics - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Ice Hockey - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Ice Hockey - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

LaCrosse - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

LaCrosse - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Sailing - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Sailing - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Sailing - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Skiing - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Skiing - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Skiing - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Soccer - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Soccer - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Softball - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Squash - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Squash - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Squash - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Swimming/Diving - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Swimming/Diving - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Swimming/Diving - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Tennis - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Tennis - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Tennis - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Track/Field/Cross-Country - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Track/Field/Cross-Country - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Track/Field/Cross-Country - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Volleyball - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Volleyball - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Volleyball - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Water Polo - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Water Polo - Women's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Water Polo - Combined

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

Wrestling - Men's

Head Coach
Assistant Coach #1 *
Assistant Coach #2 *
Assistant Coach #3 *
Non-Benefited Assistant Coach *

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS ** Indicates that this position is duplicated in the EduComp Survey.
 
     Director, Athletics  **
Associate Director, Athletics  **
Associate Director, Intercollegiate Sports  **
Associate Director, Intramural Sports  **
Head Athletic Trainer  **
Athletic Trainer  **
Assistant Athletic Trainer  **     
Strength and Fitness Coach
Associate Coach, Strength and Fitness
Top Athletic Compliance Administrator
Assistant Athletic Compliance Administrator  **
Senior Women’s Administrator
Sports Operations Administrator
Athletics Development Officer
Learning Specialist
Academic Coordinator/Study Skills Specialist
Administrative Specialist
Travel Coordinator 


ATHLETIC FACILITIES
 

Director, Athletic Facilities
Assistant Director, Athletic Facilities **
Facilities Manager 1 – Large Facilities
Facilities Manager 2 – Smaller Facilities
Director, Equipment Operations
Aquatics Facilities Manager
Ice Rink Manager
Equipment Manager
Athletic Attendant (Front Desk Attendant) 
   
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
 

Top Athletics Communications Administrator
Assistant Athletics Communications Administrator
Director, Sports Information **
Assistant Director, Sports Information
Top Athletics Marketing Administrator
Assistant Athletics Marketing Administrator


EVENTS MANAGEMENT
 

Events Manager
Ticketing Manager
Events Coordinator