ACUI Salary Survey

ACUI previously conducted a salary survey for college union and student activities positions. Since 2010, those roles have been included in the surveys produced by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).

View results

2009–2010      Interactive report          Bulletin article
2007–2008      Interactive report          Bulletin article
2006–2007      Interactive report          Bulletin article
2005–2006      Interactive report          Bulletin article
2004–2005      Interactive report          Bulletin article
2003–2004      Interactive report          Bulletin article
2002–2003      Interactive report          Bulletin article

Data gathered:

  • Annual salary
  • Percent change at last pay change
  • Number of years in position
  • Number of years professional experience
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Highest level of education completed

Available positions:

Director level

  • University administrative position/director of union or campus activities
  • Union director
  • Director of student/campus activities
  • Director of union and campus activities


  • Associate director (operations)
  • Assistant director (operations)
  • Building/operations manager
  • Business manager
  • Dining service director
  • Dining service/catering manager
  • Executive chef
  • Bookstore director
  • Scheduling and reservations manager
  • Promotions or marketing manager
  • Maintenance manager
  • Information/ticket manager
  • Day care manager
  • Indoor recreation manager


  • Associate director (programs)
  • Assistant director
  • Program director
  • Program advisor
  • Theater/technical manager
  • Craft shop manager
  • Outdoor recreation manager
  • Art/gallery director
  • Performing arts manager
  • Service learning manager
Updated July 15, 2016