Assistant Executive Director Salary

Median pay for Assistant Executive Directors in the United States is around $55K annually. Although roughly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Most Assistant Executive Directors survey respondents are women (77 percent). For the most part, Assistant Executive Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. 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
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$9
$16
$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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: 2 Jul 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 (?
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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: 2 Jul 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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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 $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 19 percent, respectively. Those listing Organizational Development and Human Resources as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically 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.


Assistant Executive Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Executive Directors make a median salary of $61K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $69K on average.

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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 34 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
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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