Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

The average Assistant Director of a Non-Profit Organization in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (73 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,168 - $74,173
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$32K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,509
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$9.23 - $24.60
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,168 - $74,173  
   
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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$30,105 - $73,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 753
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $24.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.20  
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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$30,105 - $73,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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At the upper end, Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who move into an Operations Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Operations Directors is a much higher $84K per year. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations most often move into positions as Non-Profit Executive Directors or Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report using a large range of skills 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 8 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning, Office Administration, and People Management. Skill sets containing Program Management also tend to include Operations Management, Administration, and Project Management. Those familiar with Event Planning also tend to 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston.

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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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Administration
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Project Management
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Organizational Development
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National Average
$47,000

Program Management
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Fundraising
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 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: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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