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Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Median pay for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States is around $48K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Female Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,637 - $73,897  
   
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$0.00 - $4,970  
Profit Sharing
$2,058 - $5,092  
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$29,916 - $73,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 784
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$9.72 - $25.08  
   
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$0.00 - $29.80  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$0.00 - $4,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,058 - $5,092  
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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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$29,916 - $73,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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For Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, career progression to an Operations Director role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, an Operations Director, an upper-level role, can earn $85K annually. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Non-Profit Executive Directors or Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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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 Budget Management, Grant Management, Operations Management, and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration, Event Planning, and Grant Writing. Those proficient in Program Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management, Administration, and Project Management. Most people experienced in Event Planning also know 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.


For Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations make a median salary of $50K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, top-notch salaries can be found in eastern parts of the United States: New York, Washington, and Boston offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 12 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




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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%