Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Median pay for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (73 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,697 - $75,675
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,828
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$9.23 - $24.59
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,697 - $75,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,006  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Commission
$4,069  
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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$31,081 - $75,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 850
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $24.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,006  
   
Commission
$4,069  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$31,081 - $75,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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 who go on to become Operations Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Operations Directors is $84K annually. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations typically move into roles as Non-Profit Executive Directors or Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, and those positions pay $13K more and $7K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Grant Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration, People Management, and Event Planning. Most people skilled in Program Management are similarly competent in Event Planning, Operations Management, and Project Management. Most people experienced in Administration also know Operations Management.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $44K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $49K. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Assistant Director of a Non-Profit Organization generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,060

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

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+27 percent), Indianapolis (+26 percent), Washington (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

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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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Operations Management
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Organizational Development
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Project Management
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National Average
$47,000

Program Management
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Administration
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Fundraising
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Human Resources
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 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: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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