The average pay for an Athletic Director is $50,545 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Budget Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Athletic Director Total Pay (?
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$29,024 - $93,547
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,545
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Athletic Director Total Pay (?
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$10.48 - $39.85
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,024 - $93,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,313  
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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$28,849 - $93,958  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $39.85  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,313  
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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$28,849 - $93,958  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 337
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Job Description for Athletic Director
  • Participate in the recruitment of athletes to sports programs and selection of athletic scholarship winners.
  • Ensure compliance with all school, division, and government regulations.
  • Manage college athletics programs, the coaching staff, competition schedules, equipment, facilities, and budget.
  • Uphold standards for academics, sportsmanship, and respect.
Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Atlanta
up arrow 28%
National Average
$51,000
Dallas
up arrow 17%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Athletic Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Athletic Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 28%
Budget Management
up arrow 24%
People Management
up arrow 7%
Hiring
up arrow 5%
Operations Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$51,000
Administration
up arrow 2%
Organizational Development
up arrow 29%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 66 votes.
Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 17%
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