Salary Predictors and Equity Issues for Student Affairs Administrators at Public and Private Institutions: From Dean to Director of Security

David A. Walker, Robert D Reason,  and Daniel C Robinson

Regression analyses indicated that age of respondent and gender were the most consistent predictors of salary within many of the high-level student affairs positions at both public and private institutions. Degree was determined to be a significant predictor of salary, but in a negative direction. Higher levels of education frequently translated into decreased mean salaries for various senior-level positions at both institutional types. Institutional classification was a modest predictor at both institutional types, while ethnicity, NASPA location, and years in the position were very infrequently found to be proficient predictors of salary at either public or private institutions.

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