Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (United States)

Earnings for Non-Profit Associate Directors in the United States typically come in at around $54,035 annually. Compensation generally starts at $35,831 and does not exceed $85,781 per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 71 percent of workers. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$36,410 - $86,052
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MEDIAN: $54,790
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Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$12.89 - $34.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,410 - $86,052  
   
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$0.00 - $4,960  
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$35,831 - $85,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 684
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$12.89 - $34.24  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $38.70  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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$0.00 - $4,960  
   
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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$35,831 - $85,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization

While the associate director of a non-profit organization (NPO) may pursue a different ultimate goal to associate directors of for-profit organizations, their role and duties are similar. They are responsible for overseeing the different departments of a business. They must possess good leadership and organization skills.
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Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization Tasks
  • Create data-driven plans to inform executive leadership.
  • Assist in management and oversight of budget, fundraising, and donation reporting.
  • Coordinate and oversee teams and programs to meet operating goals.
  • Develop systems to support excellence in daily work and trend analysis to inform outreach.
  • Assist with updating and publishing the organization’s newsletter, website, and promotional material.

Common Career Paths for Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization

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For Non-Profit Associate Directors, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, an Operations Director, an upper-level role, can earn an extra $31K annually than those further down the career ladder. A Non-Profit Associate Director often moves on to become an Non-Profit Executive Director or a Non-Profit Development Director.

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Popular Skills for Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization

Survey respondents exploit a significant tool box of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Operations Management, Grant Writing, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 9 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounting, Microsoft Office, and Fundraising. It is often found that people who know Program Management are also skilled in Budget Management, Event Planning, and Operations Management. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization

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For Non-Profit Associate Directors, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $49K, increasing to $55K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $57K. Non-Profit Associate Directors who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Non-Profit Associate Directors, 29 percent above the national average. New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles also offer top salaries for Non-Profit Associate Directors. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 28 percent, 23 percent, 19 percent, and 16 percent more, respectively. In Milwaukee, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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$54,000

Skills That Affect Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%