Athletic Director Salary

An average Athletic Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Athletic Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,318 - $98,070
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$59K
$98K
MEDIAN: $59,254
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$8.66 - $30.20
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$0$98K
Salary $36,318 - $98,070
Bonus $0.00 - $9,211
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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$35,033 - $98,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 459
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $8.66 - $30.20
Overtime $17.32
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,211
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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$35,033 - $98,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Athletic Director

An athletic director generally works at a school, university, or other type of organization (such as an after-school club) to coordinate athletic activities. They may be given a budget to follow and need to ensure that funding is dispersed correctly to the appropriate parties. These directors often create reports on budget allocation and forecasting, which requires proficiency with basic computer programs. The athletic director might also be tasked with developing marketing, promotional, and fundraising strategies. When the organization holds special events, the athletic director may oversee planning, including communicating with vendors and coordinating with other employees.

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Athletic Director Tasks

  • Manage college athletics programs, the coaching staff, competition schedules, equipment, facilities, and budget.
  • Uphold standards for academics, sportsmanship, and respect.
  • Participate in the recruitment of athletes to sports programs and selection of athletic scholarship winners.
  • Ensure compliance with all school, division, and government regulations.

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Popular Skills for Athletic Director


Athletic Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Administration, People Management, Budget Management, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication, Hiring, and Budget Management. Those proficient in Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Director

Pay by Experience for an Athletic Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Athletic Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 222 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Athletic Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Athletic Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 122 salaries. An Athletic Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 65 salaries.

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Key Stats for Athletic Director

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Athletic Director Salaries

▲34%

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
$59,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Athletic Director Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Administration
▼3%



Hiring
▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 15%
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