Assistant Athletic Director Salary

Average Assistant Athletic Directors in the United States make around $52K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Most Assistant Athletic Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,317 - $82,596
MEDIAN: $51,563

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$31,308 - $81,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Job Description for Assistant Athletic Director

  • Market the athletics program to the public and manage public relations.
  • Manage the finances and budget of the athletic department.
  • Work with office of admissions on recruitment activities.
  • Ensure compliance with the rules of various athletic associations at various levels.
  • Assist athletic director in the overall direction of the athletics program.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Athletic Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Assistant Athletic Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $54K. For Assistant Athletic Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Assistant Athletic Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%