Pay for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations making up 77 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,236 - $78,497
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,506
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$10.89 - $26.85
(Median)
$11
$16
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,236 - $78,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Commission
$4,250  
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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$31,608 - $77,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 836
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $26.85  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
   
Commission
$4,250  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$31,608 - $77,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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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It's not very common for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations to move on to become Directors of Operations. Average pay for a Director of Operations is $88K annually. Non-Profit Executive Directors or Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations are common next-step roles for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations moving up in their careers; annual pay for Non-Profit Executive Directors is $10K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Operations Management, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration, Customer Relationship Management, and Fundraising. Most people skilled in Administration are similarly competent in Event Planning.

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

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


Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,521

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+27 percent), New York (+25 percent), Portland (+19 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




Grant Management
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Organizational Development
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Program Management
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Marketing Communications
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Administration
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$50,000

Grant Writing
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People Management
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Human Resources
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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