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Athletic Directors


Salaries for college administrators vary widely among two- and four-year colleges and among public and private institutions, but they are generally comparable to those of college faculty. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2018, the median salary for postsecondary education administrators (which include athletic directors) was $94,340. The lowest paid 10 percent of all administrators earned $54,680 or less per year, while the highest paid made $190,600 or more annually. In July 2019, reported the average salary for athletic directors was $115,013; the lowest paid 10 percent earned $89,365 or less, and the top 10 percent earned $155,474 or more.

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