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Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (United States)

Pay for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States sits in the ballpark of $47K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Female Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations make up most of the field at 70 percent. Job satisfaction for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$31,088 - $73,401
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MEDIAN: $46,624
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Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$9.72 - $23.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,088 - $73,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
Profit Sharing
$1,643 - $5,003  
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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$29,689 - $73,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 781
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $23.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,643 - $5,003  
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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$29,689 - $73,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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 go on to top-notch roles like Operations Director, where median pay is $85K annually. The most common next step for an Assistant Director of a Non-Profit Organization is to become an Non-Profit Executive Director or an Associate Non-Profit Director. The former position pays an additional $14K 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 report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Grant Management, Fundraising, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 9 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Office Administration and Event Planning as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those familiar with Event Planning also tend to know Project Management. Most people familiar with Program Management also know 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.
Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $42K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 $61K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations earn a generous sum in eastern parts of the United States: New York, Washington, and Boston each offer salaries above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 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
$46,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Grant Management
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Fundraising
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Operations Management
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Administration
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Program Management
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Organizational Development
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Project Management
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$46,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%