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Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

For Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, annual average wages total $48K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (72 percent). The majority of Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,975 - $74,620
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,372
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$9.50 - $24.60
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,975 - $74,620  
   
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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$30,060 - $74,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 754
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $24.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$30,060 - $74,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Director. The average Operations Director brings home $85K per year. Typical career progression for an Assistant Director of a Non-Profit Organization involves becoming a Non-Profit Executive Director or an Associate Non-Profit Director, roles that pay $13K more and $7K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey takers working as Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Budget Management, Grant Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Event Planning, and People Management. Those familiar with Program Management tend to be well versed in Operations Management, Administration, and Project Management. Those proficient in Event Planning are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


For Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $43K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $48K on average. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $56K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in search of above-average pay will head east: In particular, Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in New York, Washington, and Boston enjoy higher pay rates than the national average. 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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Operations Management
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Project Management
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Administration
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Program Management
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National Average
$47,000

Organizational Development
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Fundraising
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Grant Writing
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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