Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States pull down an average of $50K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,030 - $77,408
$34K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,170
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$11.02 - $26.80
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MEDIAN: $15.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,030 - $77,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$4,250  
Total Pay (?
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$31,517 - $76,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 884
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $26.80  
   
Overtime
$0.26 - $48.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
   
Commission
$4,250  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,517 - $76,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


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Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations sometimes assume positions such as Directors of Operations. That role pays $89K per year on average. It is quite typical for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations to transition into roles as Non-Profit Executive Directors or Executive Directors, where reported median earnings are $11K and $25K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results imply that Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Project Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration, Fundraising, and Customer Relationship Management. Those familiar with Administration also tend to know 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.


For many Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $52K. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $56K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,120

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

Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+26 percent), New York (+24 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Newark (+15 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte and Cincinnati (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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