Posted at 4 p.m. May 3, 2017

Dean salaries slightly favor women

“We look at what the market is paying for a specific position, then we’ll look at the diference between the different markets. Then we look at what we should be paying these folks so that we stay competitive.”

Dr. Joe Schaffer

LCCC President

Of the six deans salaries at Laramie County Community College, there was no statistical difference between salaries for men and women. There was no statistical difference among the full-time faculty most of them supervise.

The four women deans, which include two interim deans, average $88,795 while the two men average $93,045.

“Deans play a critical role in my mind, they are expected to be strong and visionary leaders,” Dr. Joe Schaffer said, “They are tough positions so we’re looking for individuals with high knowledge of the disciplines that he or she will oversee within that school...”

Of the full-time, benefitted faculty on campus, women earn an average salary of 55,546 while men earn $55,371. In total, there were 57 full-time women teaching at LCCC when the data was provided and 51 men.

“The dean position is pretty important,” Daniel Powell, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, said. “It is the connecting point between faculty and some of the higher decision making by the president’s cabinet.”

According to Schaffer, two pieces that influence where the college would place an administrator on a compensation scale.

“We look at what the market is paying for a specific position, then we’ll look at the difference between the different markets,” Schaffer said. “Then we look at what we should be paying these folks so that we stay competitive within the market. Then, we’ll look at the individual candidate again and see what they bring to the table as far as knowledge, skills, abilities and personality.”


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