Assistant Executive Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by about one-half. The majority of Assistant Executive Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Assistant Executive Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,086 - $86,924
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$51K
$87K
MEDIAN: $51,324
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$10.36 - $33.72
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$32,086 - $86,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,538 - $83,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $33.72  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,538 - $83,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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 $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 $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. Assistant Executive Directors bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $56K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Assistant Executive Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 38%

Leadership
up arrow 37%



National Average
$50,000

Human Resources
up arrow 16%

Organizational Development
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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