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Assistant Executive Director Salary

Pay for Assistant Executive Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $56K annually. Overall cash earnings for Assistant Executive Directors stretch from $30K on the lower end to $100K near the top, and the heftier packages encompass bonuses that can (rarely) exceed $8K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Most Assistant Executive Directors survey respondents are women (77 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,641 - $101,574
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,496
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$9.41 - $25.03
(Median)
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$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,641 - $101,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$30,356 - $100,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.41 - $25.03  
   
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$30,356 - $100,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Assistant Executive Director

An assistant executive director helps the executive director oversee a wide variety of tasks within their company. They help supervise overall operations to ensure they are running smoothly, as well as make sure employees are adhering to all company standards and policies for quality, safety, and consistency. An assistant executive director often participates in hiring duties and makes sure that staffing levels are adequate within various departments. These professionals also make sure that staff members have all the training they need and that training is up to date and effective. Additionally, if staffing levels need to be cut, the assistant executive director may also be tasked with implementing these changes.

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Assistant Executive Director Tasks

  • Oversee and participate in annual inspections.
  • Develop and administer comprehensive education/training program for staff.
  • Develop policies and procedures for quality personal care services and daily operations.
  • Supervise direct reports and develop productive relationships with all levels of staff.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Executive Director


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Many Assistant Executive Directors move into an Executive Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $73K per year.

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Assistant Executive Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 31 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Those listing Organizational Development and Human Resources as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Competency in Operations Management frequently indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Executive Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Assistant Executive Directors. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Executive Directors make a median salary of $65K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $70K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 32%

Leadership
up arrow 31%

People Management
up arrow 17%


National Average
$52,000

Human Resources
up arrow 19%

Organizational Development
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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