Assistant Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States take home approximately $48K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (72 percent). Close to one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,001 - $74,106

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$9.27 - $24.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,001 - $74,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$30,128 - $73,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $24.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$30,128 - $73,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Operations Director, where median compensation is $84K annually. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations typically move into roles as Non-Profit Executive Directors or Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, and those positions pay $13K more and $7K more, respectively.

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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, 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 pay less than market rate include Event Planning, Office Administration, and People Management. Most people who know Event Planning also know Project Management and Administration. Most people who know Program Management also know Operations Management and Administration.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations that is 29 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+24 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). In Houston, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (6 percent lower) and Portland (1 percent lower).

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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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Organizational Development
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National Average
$47,000

Fundraising
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

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: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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