The median salary for a college president in the United States is $256,430, although the lowest paid presidents make $135,314 and the highest paid make $452,207, as of June 2015, according to Salary.com. Around half of college presidents make less than the median salary.
A number of factors determine the salary for a college president, notes Salary.com. The size of the school, its location and the president's experience and educational background weigh heavily on salary considerations. In addition to salary, the median bonuses of a college president each year is around $5,007, while paid time off averages $32,177. The total of all benefits included in a president's salary brings the median salary with bonuses and benefits to $339,578 annually.