ACCCA Salary Survey

Ever wonder what your peers are making? Well, wonder no more! ACCCA has done the research!

You can use the results to negotiate fair compensation or to identify opportunities for growth within the community college system.

Each year, ACCCA surveys CEOs and CHROs at every community college district in the state. The survey provides an accurate snapshot of compensation data for administrative positions common to California community colleges. Data includes information on salaries, benefits, allowances and stipends, longevity pay, and span of control for positions ranging from CEO to Deans. Reports are separated out by single college districts and multi-college districts.

Districts were asked to match their position descriptions to position descriptions that ranged from CEO to general staff and line managers, as well as a common confidential position. This should provide sufficient information for cross-comparisons with districts of comparable size.

  • All information is reported as a “snapshot in time”. In other words, districts were asked to provide actual data at the time of the survey, approximately Nov/Dec 2015.
  • Salaries are maximum with and without longevity (if applicable) and with and without doctorate stipend (if applicable). For districts with more than one administrator in the position, an average maximum was provided.
  • Rolling contract: “X” denotes Contract rolls over from year to year unless there is action taken by the Board of Trustees otherwise.
  • “Standard benefits” is defined for this survey to include the dollar amount for health, dental and vision benefits (for employee and family) as well as life insurance. Districts were asked to provide the dollar amount that the district pays for benefits for the employee (and family, if applicable), and select which benefits are included from a list.
  • Other Allowances / Stipends beyond the standard benefit package includes all other benefits or income provided to administrator beyond standard benefits as defined above.
  • Span of control identifies areas of responsibility for each position.

2015 data is now available! (Please note these reports include both 2014 and 2015 data.)

We are excited to share with YOU our members, the new report format! We think you'll find the ease of use and analysis a huge improvement from past reports.

2015 Single College District Report

2015 Multi College District Report


2014 Single College District Report

2014 Multi College District Report

To view past years' salary survey data, click here.

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