Assistant Executive Director Salary

Earnings for Assistant Executive Directors in the United States come in at around $51K per year on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Most Assistant Executive Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Executive Directors making up 78 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,594 - $87,995
$33K
$51K
$88K
MEDIAN: $51,151
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$11.15 - $34.11
$11
$19
$34
MEDIAN: $18.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,594 - $87,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$30,856 - $82,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $34.11  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$30,856 - $82,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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

  • Develop policies and procedures for quality personal care services and daily operations.
  • Supervise direct reports and develop productive relationships with all levels of staff.
  • Oversee and participate in annual inspections.
  • Develop and administer comprehensive education/training program for 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 $75K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Executive Director

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $52K. Assistant Executive Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $56K.

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Key Stats for Assistant Executive Director

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲38%

Leadership
▲36%



National Average
$50,000

Human Resources
▼16%

Organizational Development
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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