Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Average Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States make around $49K per year. Geographic location and career length 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. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (73 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Director. The latter position pays an average of $84K annually. The most common next step for an Assistant Director of a Non-Profit Organization is to become a Non-Profit Executive Director or an Associate Non-Profit Director. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration, People Management, and Event Planning. The majority of those who know Administration also know Operations Management. Those who learned Program Management also tend to know Event Planning, Operations Management, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $44K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $49K on average. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,060

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

Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+27 percent), Indianapolis (+26 percent), Washington (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is 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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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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