Assistant Executive Director Salary

Average Assistant Executive Directors in the United States make around $55K per year. Most Assistant Executive Directors survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,184 - $100,959
(Median)
$32K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,078
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$9.61 - $29.15
(Median)
$9
$16
$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,184 - $100,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,628  
Total Pay (?
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$29,808 - $99,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $29.15  
   
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 - $8,054  
   
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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$29,808 - $99,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 often transition into Executive Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Executive Directors earn $73K per year.

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Survey results show that Assistant Executive Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 33 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Organizational Development and Human Resources, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Many workers who know Operations Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Executive Director

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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 bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $69K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

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 34%

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 35 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%
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