Assistant Executive Director Salary

Assistant Executive Directors in the United States take home an average $55K annually. Most Assistant Executive Directors survey respondents are women (78 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — roughly a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,512 - $100,738
(Median)
$33K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,117
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90%

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$9.74 - $28.00
(Median)
$9
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,512 - $100,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$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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$29,797 - $98,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $28.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
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 - $6,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$29,797 - $98,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Advancing into an Executive Director role seems to be a popular career move for Assistant Executive Directors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $74K per year.

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Assistant Executive Directors seem to require a number of specific 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 15 percent, respectively. Organizational Development and Human Resources, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

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 37 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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