Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States take home approximately $48K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Female Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,087 - $74,436
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$32K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,435
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$9.25 - $24.53
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,087 - $74,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$30,096 - $74,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 752
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $24.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$30,096 - $74,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Director, where median compensation is $84K annually. Typical career progression for an Assistant Director of a Non-Profit Organization involves becoming a Non-Profit Executive Director or an Associate Non-Profit Director, roles that pay $13K more and $7K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 9 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Event Planning, Office Administration, and People Management. For most people, competency in Event Planning indicates knowledge of Project Management and Administration. Most people skilled in Program Management are similarly competent in Operations Management and Administration.

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $43K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, 29 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Portland (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Organizational Development
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$47,000

Program Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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