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Administrators in Higher Education Salary Survey

The Administrators in Higher Education Salary Report contains detailed aggregate salary information from 1,125 institutions for 191 executive and senior-level administrative positions. The overall median base salary increase for higher ed administrators increased by 2.2% in 2016-17.

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Survey Participation Integrated Template »
(includes instructions, position descriptions, upload template, and survey deadlines)

Pricing Information

This pricing is for the report only. 

  • Institutions That Did Not Participate in the Survey ... $415
  • Survey Participants That Are Not CUPA-HR Members ... $280
  • Survey Participants That Are CUPA-HR Members ... $165

NOTE: CUPA-HR member institutions receive one complimentary copy of the Administrators in Higher Education Report.

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2016 Administrators in Higher Education Survey

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