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Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States take home approximately $48K per year on average. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (73 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,905 - $74,728
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,236
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$9.53 - $23.31
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,905 - $74,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,925  
Profit Sharing
$2,543 - $5,124  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$30,064 - $74,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 765
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.53 - $23.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,925  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,543 - $5,124  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$30,064 - $74,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization

Nonprofit organizations differ from profit-driven operations in many ways, but it is still essential that a nonprofit to have a strong organizational structure and management team. Nonprofit organizations are typically run by an executive director or a board of directors, which rely on assistant directors to help oversee all of the organization's major functions. Assistant directors are often the people who take a first look at any issues or requests intended for the executive. They assist the executives by performing high-level clerical duties such as taking messages, writing and proofreading letters and memoranda, and handing communications. If the organization is smaller, the assistant director may be responsible for managing its finances, keeping its books and handling payroll operations.

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Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Write and track grant proposals.
  • Assist in overall management and operation of the organization.
  • Assist in managing fundraising programs.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


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At the upper end, Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who move into an Operations Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Operations Directors is a much higher $85K per year. It is quite typical for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations to transition into roles as Non-Profit Executive Directors or Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, where reported median earnings are $13K and $7K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Budget Management, Grant Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration, Event Planning, and People Management. Most people experienced in Event Planning also know Project Management. Skill sets containing Program Management also tend to include Operations Management, Administration, and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $42K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


Relative to Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the rest of the country, Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations to the east in New York, Washington, and Boston see salaries beyond the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 11 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Event Management
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Project Management
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Administration
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Program Management
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Organizational Development
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National Average
$47,000

Fundraising
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Grant Writing
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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