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Assistant Athletic Director Salary

Assistant Athletic Directors in the United States take home an average $51K per year. Women make up a slight majority of Assistant Athletic Directors (54 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, Assistant Athletic Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,663 - $84,621
MEDIAN: $51,403

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$33,663 - $84,621  
$0.00 - $5,960  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$31,269 - $83,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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.

Assistant Athletic Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Athletic Directors make a median salary of $65K. Assistant Athletic Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $69K.

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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.


54 %
46 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%