Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States can expect wages of $48K per year on average. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations making up 73 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,821 - $74,478
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$32K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,027
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$9.50 - $23.49
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,821 - $74,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,870  
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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$30,051 - $74,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 764
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,870  
   
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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$30,051 - $74,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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, progressing to an Operations Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Operations Director can earn $85K annually. It is quite typical for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations to transition into roles as Non-Profit Executive Directors or Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, where reported median earnings are $13K and $7K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results imply that Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Budget Management, Grant Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration, Event Planning, and People Management. Most people experienced in Event Planning also know Project Management. Most people familiar with Program Management also know Operations Management, Administration, 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.


Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Assistant Director of a Non-Profit Organization with more than 20 years of experience can earn $56K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


New York, Washington, and Boston — America's eastern region — boast salaries above the national rate for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations. Houston is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of 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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Project Management
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$47,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
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: 46% employee benefits None: 19%