Compensation, Chair Administrative Supplement, Vacation and Leave


Chairs hold 12-month appointments, accruing sick leave and vacation time in accordance with all fiscal (12-month) administrative appointments. The normal and expected arrangement for compensation is that the chair’s salary will be the 12-month equivalent of her/his 9-month faculty salary base. For more information, please refer to UNT Policy 06.009 (Tenured Administrators Returning to Full-time Academic Status).

Chair Administrative Supplement

Chairs will receive an administrative supplement based on the number of full-time faculty in each department. Each August, the Provost Office will verify faculty head count so that the administrative supplement can be adjusted if needed each September.  The administrative supplement is only applied to the chair’s salary during the period of service.

Administrative Supplement* Amounts for AY 2023-2024 are listed below:

  • Departments with 2-10 full-faculty - $400/month or $4,800/year
  • Departments with 11-20 full-time faculty - $500/month or $6,000/year
  • Departments with 21-30 full-time faculty - $600/month or $7,200/year
  • Departments with 31+full-time faculty - $700/month or $8,400/year
    *Administrative Supplement levels will be reviewed annually by the Provost’s Office for suitability.

Vacation and Leave

Chairs are on duty whenever the university is open and must use vacation time to cover non-business absences. Upon return to a regular faculty appointment, vacation leave balances will be frozen. For more information, refer to UNT Policy 05.055 (Vacation Leave).