EduComp® Compensation Survey - 2024


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2024 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®

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Please note that the materials above are from the 2024 survey, and are for reference purposes only. The 2025 materials will be available in September 2024.

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Western Management Group, specialists in the conduct of compensation surveys, invites your participation in the 2024 EduComp® Compensation Survey.  Designed by Compensation Professionals representing the Ivy Plus Group of educational institutions, this nationwide survey collects Total Cash Compensation data for over 500 professional, managerial and Director-level staff positions specific to higher-education institutions.

Advisory / Design Team

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

Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Princeton University
Stanford University
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University

Key Features

  • Total Cash Compensation data including Base Salary, Discretionary Bonuses, Defined Planned Incentive Bonuses and Salary Ranges
  • Nationwide Data covering over 100 geographic areas
  • 174 participants were included in the 2024 edition
  • Summaries by Geographic Area, Institution Type and Annual Budget Size
  • A variety of Data Input and Output Report options

New This Year

New Data Elements

Employment Type - Indicates the Employment Type of the employee as either Direct or Indirect.

Collective / Union or Market Based Pay - Indicates whether the pay for the incumbent has been determined by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, or Market Based Pay practices

Notes and Comments - Text field for notes that will help to explain where data has been derived, or why the value of a field is outside of the audit limits.

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

Survey Schedule

September 2023
1 October 2023
15 December 2023
March 2024
Distribution of Input Materials
Effective Date of Data
Deadline for Submission of Data - Earn a $75 discount for submitting on-time!
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 Report where you can create your own report selections based on your choice of participants, institution type, employment size, budget size, geographies, etc. With the Custom Report you have complete control of the complexity of analyses, comparisons, and customization of results from the survey database, and you can run an unlimited number of reports to satisfy your needs on a 24x7 basis. All results are provided in both PDF and XLS Formats, including uploadable XLS versions.
DataCentral® Access     
Provides BOTH Standard and Custom Report Access     $ 2,500  

Survey Discounts

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

$ 75   On-Time Discount if you submit your data by 15 December 2023
$ 250   Previous Participant Discount for all 2023 EduComp Survey Participants - Increased for 2024!
$ 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 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.
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 Base Pay 

Average or Median Bonus
Average or Median Total Compensation
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
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, 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.
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
Institution Size
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, or Budget Size, etc.
  • Market Comparison Report:  Provides a tabular and graphic comparison of your own institution data to that of your selected market. An easy way to show competitive standing of your institution.
View a sample of the Market Comparison Report
For a live demonstration of the power, flexibility and capabilities of DataCentral go to and scroll down to ”Our Features” under “DataCentral” and click on “Take a Test Drive”, or call Karin Dunwoody at +1 408 502 9901 for additional guidance.

Recent Participants - 2024

Adelphi University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
American Public Education Institute
American University
Babson College
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor University
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University/Idaho
Brown University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
California Institute of Technology
California State University/Dominguez Hills
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Cedars-Sinai Health System
CHOP Research Institute
City of Hope
College of The Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Columbia University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Drexel University
Duke University
Emory University
Florida International University
Florida Polytechnic University
Fordham University
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Frederick S. Pardee Rand Graduate School
Fresno State University (CSU)
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gonzaga University
Harvard University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Humboldt State University (CSU)
Indiana University
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Lamar University
Lehigh University
Loma Linda University Health
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Maryland
Macalester College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical University of South Carolina
Midwestern University
Mount Holyoke College
National Louis University
New York Genome Center
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
Occidental College
Ohio State University
Oregon Health & Sciences University
Palm Beach State College
Pennsylvania State University
Pomona College
Pratt Institute
Princeton University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Salve Regina University
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Santa Clara University
Seton Hall University
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern Utah University
St. John's University
Stanford University
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Tarleton State University
Teachers College/Columbia University
Temple University
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
Thomas Jefferson University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama/Birmingham
University of Arizona
University of Baltimore
University of California/Berkeley
University of California/Davis
University of California/Irvine
University of California/Los Angeles
University of California/Merced
University of California/Riverside
University of California/San Diego
University of California/San Francisco
University of California/Santa Barbara
University of California/Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado/Boulder
University of Colorado/Denver
University of Connecticut Foundation
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Houston/Clear Lake
University of Houston/Downtown
University of Kansas
University of Maryland/College Park
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Massachusetts/President's Office
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota/Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of Nebraska/Omaha
University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
University of North Georgia
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas/Arlington
University of Texas/Austin
University of Texas/Dallas
University of Texas/Health Science Center - Houston
University of Texas/Medical Branch
University of Texas/Rio Grande Valley
University of Texas/S.W. Medical Center
University of Utah
University of Virginia
Utah Valley University
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Tech University
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Washington University/St. Louis
Weber State University
Weill Cornell Medical College
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western Governors University
Western Michigan University
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University

Survey Job Coverage



Executive Assist to the President
Assist to the Dean or VP 2
Assist to the Dean or VP 3
Assist to the President/Chief of Staff
Clinical Administrator 1
Clinical Administrator 2
Clinical Administrator 3
Business Administrator 1
Business Administrator 2
Business Administrator 3
Business Administrator 4
Business Administrator 5
Business Administrator 6
Director, International Services
International Program Coordinator
International Services Advisor
Director, Community Relations
Director, Institutional Research
Institutional Research Analyst 1
Institutional Research Analyst 2
Director, Data Analytics
Manager, Data Analytics
Data Analyst 2
Data Analyst 3
Director, Government Relations
Associate Director, Government Affairs
Legislative Associate
Director, Special Events - Central
Director, Special Events - School
Director, Disability Services
Manager, Disability Services
Director, Environmental Stewardship
Director, Sexual Violence Prevention
Director, Postdoctoral Affairs

ATHLETICS ** Indicates that this position is duplicated in the Collegiate Athletics Survey.

Director, Athletics **
Associate Director, Athletics **
Associate Director, Intercollegiate Sports **
Associate Director, Intramural Sports **
Assistant Director, Athletics Operations **
Athletic Compliance Officer **
Head Athletic Trainer **
Athletic Trainer **
Associate Athletic Trainer **
Director, Sports Information **


Top Executive Education Program Position
Top MBA Program Position


Top Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Position
Director, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
Director, Affirmative Action/Diversity
Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Specialist 1
Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Specialist 2
Top Title IX Compliance Officer
Title IX Investigator


Top Alumni Affairs & Development Position (Reports to President)
Top Alumni Affairs Position (Reports to President)
Top Development Position (Reports to President)
Senior Alumni Affairs Position
Senior Development Position
Director, Alumni & Engagement Events
Top Alumni Affairs & Development Position – School/College
Regional Development Offices
Director, Regional Development Office
International Development Officer
Alumni Affairs
Director, Alumni Relations – Central Unit
Director, Alumni Relations – School/College
Alumni Relations Officer 1
Alumni Relations Officer 2
Alumni Relations Officer 3
Alumni Relations Officer 4
Annual Giving
Director, Annual Giving – Central Unit
Director, Annual Giving – School/College
Annual Giving Officer 1
Annual Giving Officer 2
Annual Giving Officer 3
Annual Giving Officer 4
Director, Stewardship
Stewardship Officer 1
Stewardship Officer 2
Stewardship Officer 3
Development Management 1 – Central Unit
Development Management 1 – School /College
Development Management 2 – Central Unit
Development Management 2 – School/College
Development Management 3 – Central Unit
Development Management 3 – School/College
Development Management 4 – Central Unit ONLY
Planned Giving
Director, Planned Giving
Planned Giving Officer 3
Planned Giving Officer 4
Foundation Relations
Director, Corporations and Foundations
Foundation Relations Officer 3
Foundation Relations Officer 4
Director, Capital Giving
Major Gifts Officer 1
Major Gifts Officer 2
Major Gifts Officer 3
Major Gifts Officer 4
Major/Principal Gifts Officer 5
Major/Principal Gifts Officer 6
Director, Gift Systems
Manager, Gift Acknowledgements and Processing
Development Services Administrator
Director, Research Development
Associate Director, Research Development
Research Development Assistant 1
Research Development Assistant 2
Research Development Assistant 3


Director, Communications – Central Unit
Director, Communications – School/College
Director, Development Communications – Central Unit
Director, Development Communications – School/College
Director, Strategic Communications
Associate Director, Editorial Services
Writer 1
Writer 2
Writer 3
Writer 4
Visual Designer 1
Visual Designer 2
Visual Designer 3
Communications Specialist 1
Communications Specialist 2
Communications Specialist 3


Director, University Press
Acquisitions Editor, Press
Managing Editor, Press
Production Manager, Press
Editor 1
Editor 2
Editor 3
Director, University Publications
Editorial Assistant 1
Editorial Assistant 2
Editor, University Magazine


Associate Controller
Associate Treasurer
Director, Payroll
Associate Director, Payroll
Director, Student Financial Services
Associate Director, Student Financial Services
Director, Tax Compliance
Director, Financial Information Systems
Manager, Indirect Cost Recovery
Top Risk Management Position
Director, Cost Accounting
Director, Research Accounting
Director, IT Financial Planning
Manager, Accounts Payable
Chief Investment Officer
Senior Investment Officer
Investment Officer 1
Investment Officer 2
Director, Investment Administration
Director, General Accounting
Assistant Director, General Accounting
Top Budget/Planning Position – Central Unit
Top Budget/Planning Position – School/College
Director, Budget – Central Unit
Director, Budget – School/College
Capital Budget Manager
Financial Analyst 1
Financial Analyst 2
Financial Analyst 3
Financial Analyst 4
Manager, Accounting
Accountant 1
Accountant 2
Accountant 3
Accountant 4
Grants and Contracts
Top Grants and Contracts Position – Central Unit
Top Grants and Contracts Position – School/College
Associate Director, Grants and Contracts
Grants and Contracts Accountant 1
Grants and Contracts Accountant 2
Grants and Contracts Administrator 1
Grants and Contracts Administrator 2
Grants and Contracts Administrator 3
Grants and Contracts Administrator 4


Director, Procurement
Manager, Procurement
Procurement Agent 1
Procurement Agent 2
Procurement Agent 3


Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist 2
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist 3
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist 4


General Counsel
Deputy General Counsel
Staff Attorney 3
Staff Attorney 2
Technology Transfer
Director, Technology Transfer
Associate Director, Technology Transfer
Licensing and Patent Associate


Top Construction Management Position
Director, Construction Management
Associate Director, Construction Management
Construction Project Manager 1
Construction Project Manager 2
Director, Facilities Management
Manager, Energy Management Systems
Director, Real Estate Management
Building Manager
Facilities Manager
Real Estate/Property Manager
Director, Campus Planning
Landscape Architect
Sustainability Officer 1
Sustainability Officer 2
Sustainability Officer 3
Manager of Trades
Director, Transportation
Facilities Manager, Special Events
Real Estate Agent


Director, Dining Services
Manager, Dining Hall 1
Manager, Dining Hall 2
Manager, Dining Hall 3
Executive Chef
Production Manager, Dining Services
Catering Manager


Chief of Police
Police Captain
Police Lieutenant
Police Sergeant


Director, Internal Audit
Assistant Director, Internal Audit
Auditor 2
Auditor 3
Auditor 4


Managing Director, Performance Arts
Technical Director, Theater Arts
Manager, Box Office


Top Human Resources Position
Director, Labor Relations
Labor Relations Representative 2
Labor Relations Representative 3
Director, Benefits
Manager, Benefits
Benefits Representative 2
Benefits Representative 3
Director, Compensation
Compensation Representative 2
Compensation Representative 3
Director, Recruitment
Employment Representative 2
Employment Representative 3
Director, Training & Organizational Development
Training & Organizational Development Representative 2
Training & Organizational Development Representative 3
Director, HRIS
Manager, HRIS
HRIS Analyst
Director, Faculty/Staff Assistance Program
Director, Employee Relations
Staff/Employee Relations Specialist 2
Staff/Employee Relations Specialist 3
Human Resources Officer 1
Human Resources Officer 2
Human Resources Officer 3
Human Resources Officer 4
Director, Faculty Affairs


Director, Admissions – Central Unit
Director, Admissions – School/College
Associate Director, Admissions – Central Unit
Associate Director, Admissions – School/College
Manager, Admissions
Admissions Officer 2
Admissions Officer 3
Study Abroad
Director, Study Abroad Programs
Assistant Director, Study Abroad Operations
Financial Aid
Director, Financial Aid – Central Unit
Director, Financial Aid – School/College
Associate Director, Financial Aid – Central Unit
Associate Director, Financial Aid – School/College
Manager, Financial Aid
Financial Aid Officer 1
Financial Aid Officer 2
Financial Aid Officer 3
General Student Services
Student Services Associate 1
Student Services Associate 2
Student Services Associate 3
Academic Advising
Academic Advising Associate 1
Academic Advising Associate 2
Academic Advising Associate 3
Placement and Career Services
Director, Placement and Career Services – Central Unit
Director, Placement and Career Services – School/College
Assistant Director, Placement – Central Unit
Assistant Director, Placement – School/College
Career Counselor 2
Career Counselor 3
Manager, Placement
Registrar – Central Unit
Registrar – School/College
Associate Registrar – Central Unit
Associate Registrar – School/College
Assistant Registrar
Academic Records Assistant 1
Academic Records Assistant 2
Student Affairs
Director, Undergraduate Student Affairs
Student Judicial Administrator
Director, Summer Programs & Camps
Academic Administrator
Director, Campus Ministries
Director, Women’s Center
Director, Student Center
Director, Residential Halls
Residence Director, Campus Life
Area Coordinator, Residential Life
Director, Greek Life
Director, LGBT
Associate Dean, Student Life


Director, University Health Services
Chief Pharmacist
Staff Psychologist
Registered Nurse
Nurse Manager
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner Supervisor
Student Health Services Department Administrator
Dietitian/Nutritionist 1
Dietitian/Nutritionist 2
Physician Assistant
Physician 1
Physician 2
Behavioral Health Counselor 2
Behavioral Health Counselor 3
Wellness Program Manager


Research Technician 1
Research Technician 2
Research Technician 3
Research Technician 4
Research Specialist 1
Research Specialist 2
Research Specialist 3
Research Specialist 4
Biostatistician 2
Biostatistician 3
Biostatistician 4
Post-Doctoral Research Associate 1
Post-Doctoral Research Associate 2
Post-Doctoral Research Associate 3
Program Administration
Academic and/or Research Program Officer 1
Academic and/or Research Program Officer 2
Academic and/or Research Program Officer 3
Research Financial Administrator 1
Research Financial Administrator 2
Top Research Compliance Position
Associate Director, Research Compliance
Research Compliance Manager 1
Research Compliance Manager 2
Top Biosafety Officer
Associate Biosafety Officer
Top Radiation Safety Officer
Associate Radiation Safety Officer
Director, Laboratory Animal Research
Research Nurse
Institutional Review Board Specialist
Technology Transfer
Director, Technology Transfer
Associate Director, Technology Transfer
Technology Commercialization & Liaison Officer
Licensing and Patent Associate
Licensing Assistant


Top Information Technology Position
Director, Information Technology (Central Office)
Director 1, Information Technology - (Academic/Administrative Divisions)
Director 2, Information Technology - (Academic/Administrative Divisions)
Director 3, Information Technology - (Academic/Administrative Divisions)
IT Project Leader
IT Project Manager
Database Administration
Database Administrator 2
Database Administrator 3
Database Administrator 4
Data Warehouse Developer
Systems Programmer/Analyst 1
Systems Programmer/Analyst 2
Systems Programmer/Analyst 3
Systems Programmer/Analyst 4
Applications Programmer/Analyst 1
Applications Programmer/Analyst 2
Applications Programmer/Analyst 3
Applications Programmer/Analyst 4
Network Engineer 3
Network Engineer 4
Network Administrator 1
Network Administrator 2
Network Administrator 3
Network Administrator 4
Help Desk
Manager, Help Desk
Help Desk Specialist 1
Help Desk Specialist 2
Desktop/User Services
Manager, Desktop Support
Desktop Support Specialist 1
Desktop Support Specialist 2
Desktop Support Specialist 3
WEB Technology
WEB Designer/Administrator 2
WEB Designer/Administrator 3
WEB Technical Developer 1
WEB Technical Developer 2
WEB Technical Developer 3
Network Security
Systems/Network Security Specialist 2
Systems/Network Security Specialist 3
Instructional Learning
Instructional Learning Position 2
Instructional Learning Position 3
Instructional Learning Position 4
Education Technical Consultant
Business Analysis
IT Business Analyst 3
IT Business Analyst 4
IT Business Analyst 5
Multimedia Services
Multimedia Services Position 2
Multimedia Services Position 3
Multimedia Services Position 4
Multimedia Assistant
Multimedia Associate
Director, Media Services
IT Operations
Director, IT Operational Services
Assistant Director, Technical Operations
Manager, Data Operations
Manager, Voice Operations
Manager, IT Client Services
Director, IT Network Communications Technical Services
AV Technician


Director, Museum
Museum Registrar 1
Museum Registrar 2
Museum Registrar 3
Museum/Gallery Curator 3
Museum/Gallery Curator 4
Supervisor, Museum Security


Top Librarian - Central Unit
Top Librarian - School/College
Librarian 1
Librarian 2
Librarian 3
Librarian 4
Manager, Library Operations
Manager, Library Preservation, Conservation, Bindery & Storage
Library Supervisor 1
Library Supervisor 2
Library Supervisor 3
Library Assistant 1
Library Assistant 2
Library Assistant 3
Library Assistant 4
Metadata Librarian
Paper Conservator
Digital Library Software Engineer