Athletic Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Athletic Director is $51,597 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Budget Management, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Administration. 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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$29,390 - $95,553
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MEDIAN: $51,597
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Athletic Director Total Pay (?
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$10.21 - $44.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,390 - $95,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$29,219 - $96,206  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $44.04  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
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).
)
$29,219 - $96,206  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Boston
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National Average
$52,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Athletic Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Athletic Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 25%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 22%
People Management
up arrow 10%
Hiring
up arrow 3%
Operations Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000
Organizational Development
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%
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