Table 27

2012-2013: Salaries and Benefits for Department Chairs in U.S. and Canadian Departments of Psychology

 

 

U.S. Departmentsa

Canadian

 

 

Doctoral

Master’s

Doctoral

 

Public

Private

All

Public

Private

All

Depts.b

Salary of the department chair

Median

$109,426

$121,064

$111,902

$80,900

$73,974

$80,000

$147,960

10%

$79,274

$77,804

$79,105

$65,000

$50,501

$63,600

$77,800

25%

$92,409

$97,978

$94,750

$74,135

$65,000

$70,176

$108,250

75%

$132,933

$162,300

$140,000

$93,538

$93,552

$93,538

$162,270

90%

$171,730

$198,600

$175,736

$101,384

$135,029

$102,505

$174,034

Mean

$118,961

$128,612

$121,726

$83,499

$82,440

$83,202

$138,020

S.D.

44,628

42,174

44,033

14,608

28,678

19,311

32,451

N

122

49

171

41

16

57

10

Months of summer salary

Median

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

*

2.0

*

10%

1.0

1.8

1.0

1.0

 

1.0

 

25%

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.5

 

2.0

 

75%

3.0

3.0

3.0

2.5

 

2.4

 

90%

3.0

3.1

3.0

3.0

 

3.0

 

Mean

2.2

2.4

2.2

2.0

 

2.0

 

S.D.

.75

.65

.73

.71

 

.66

 

N

62

17

79

17

3

20

0

Additional stipend

Median

$9,666

$10,000

$10,000

$4,000

$7,250

$4,750

$10,000

10%

$3,000

$5,000

$3,000

$1,800

 

$1,560

 

25%

$5,000

$6,875

$5,000

$3,000

 

$3,000

 

75%

$15,000

$21,500

$15,327

$7,700

 

$9,152

 

90%

$25,000

$38,800

$25,750

$12,000

 

$12,400

 

Mean

$11,862

$14,777

$12,608

$5,982

 

$6,284

 

S.D.

9,615

11,602

10,169

4,557

 

4,429

 

N

64

22

86

19

6

25

6

Benefits received by the department chairc

 

U.S. Departments

Canadian

 

Doctoral

Master's

Doctoral

Public

Private

All

Public

Private

All

Depts.

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Assistant chair position

45

30

41

23

6

18

42

Tenure-track assistant chair

40

25

36

23

0

16

42

Extra secretarial support

35

41

37

30

39

32

83

Extra graduate assistants

13

11

13

11

6

10

17

Summer salary

46

34

42

39

17

32

n/a

Other stipend

48

43

46

45

39

44

58

Reduced teaching load

76

70

74

84

78

82

83

Other

13

11

13

0

6

2

25

Source: 2012-2013 Faculty Salary Survey, APA Center for Workforce Studies and Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.

Note: The Ns refer to the number of departments that provided the information. 

a Reported are nine-10-month salaries.
b Reported are 11-12-month salaries in Canadian dollars.
c Included are those departments that provided information on the salaries for department chairs. Percentages exceed 100 percent, given that individuals may receive multiple types of benefits. 

* There was an insufficient number of respondents for analysis.