Assistant Executive Director Salary

Assistant Executive Directors in the United States take home an average $55K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Assistant Executive Directors survey respondents are women (77 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,307 - $101,663

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$9.67 - $28.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,307 - $101,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,628  
Total Pay (?
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$29,904 - $99,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $28.78  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,628  
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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$29,904 - $99,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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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Assistant Executive Directors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Executive Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $73K per year.

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Survey results suggest that Assistant Executive Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 33 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Organizational Development and Human Resources as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Experience with Operations Management is often linked with 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Assistant Executive Directors. The average beginner in this position makes around $45K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $58K. Assistant Executive Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $68K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 35%

Leadership
up arrow 33%



National Average
$51,000

Human Resources
up arrow 18%

Organizational Development
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%
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