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Assistant Executive Director Salary

Assistant Executive Directors in the United States can expect wages of $57K annually on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Assistant Executive Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Roughly one in five 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$32,827 - $102,804
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National Salary Data

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$32,827 - $102,804  
   
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$0.00 - $7,891  
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$29,841 - $101,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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$9.28 - $25.53  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
   
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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$29,841 - $101,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Executive Director. The average pay for an Executive Director is $74K annually.

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Survey results imply that Assistant Executive Directors put a diverse skill set 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 32 percent, 31 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Organizational Development and Human Resources as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Employees educated in Operations Management are typically practiced in People Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Executive Director

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


Assistant Executive Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Assistant Executive Directors see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $69K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 32%

Leadership
up arrow 31%

People Management
up arrow 18%


National Average
$52,000

Human Resources
up arrow 21%

Organizational Development
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%