Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (United States)

Non-Profit Assistant Directors in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $45,736 annually. Compensation ranges from $29,689 on the low end to $73,475 per year on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and about half get vision plans, too. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Non-Profit Assistant Directors making up 70 percent of workers. For the most part, Non-Profit Assistant Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$31,088 - $73,401
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MEDIAN: $46,624
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Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$9.72 - $23.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,088 - $73,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
Profit Sharing
$1,643 - $5,003  
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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$29,689 - $73,475  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 781
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $23.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,643 - $5,003  
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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$29,689 - $73,475  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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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For Non-Profit Assistant Directors, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Operations Director will earn $39K more than someone not as far along in their career. Non-Profit Executive Directors or Non-Profit Associate Directors are common next-step roles for Non-Profit Assistant Directors moving up in the field, where annual pay increases by $13,722 or $7,222, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization

Non-Profit Assistant Directors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Grant Management, Fundraising, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 9 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Office Administration and Event Planning as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those familiar with Program Management tend to be well-versed in Operations Management and Project Management. Most people experienced in Event Planning also know Project Management.

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

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For Non-Profit Assistant Directors, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $42K to $46K. Pay amounts to $49K after 10 to 20 years. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Non-Profit Assistant Directors after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $61K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$46,000
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New York, Washington, and Boston—America's eastern region—boast salaries above the national rate for Non-Profit Assistant Directors. Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Grant Management
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Fundraising
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Operations Management
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Organizational Development
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Project Management
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National Average
$46,000
Grant Writing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%
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