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

Non-Profit Assistant Directors in the United States pull down an average of $45,736 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $29,689 to $73,475 per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to about half. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 70 percent of workers. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to 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  
PayScale
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. The most common next step for Non-Profit Assistant Directors is moving into roles as Non-Profit Executive Directors or Non-Profit Associate Directors, where they can expect an extra $13,722 or $7,222 per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization

Survey results imply that Non-Profit Assistant Directors deploy 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. Most people who know Event Planning also know Project Management. The majority of those who know Program Management also know Operations Management 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.
In most cases, Non-Profit Assistant Directors can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $42K can reach $46K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $49K. 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 about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within it.

Pay Difference By Location

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$46,000
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For Non-Profit Assistant Directors, heading east means bigger paychecks—those in New York, Washington, and Boston earn more on average than Non-Profit Assistant Directors in the rest of the country. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 9 percent below the national average.

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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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Administration
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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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