Athletic Director Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Athletic Directors (more than a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $57K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Athletic Directors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. The majority of Athletic Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,575 - $97,416
(Median)
$33K
$57K
$97K
MEDIAN: $57,312
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$9.79 - $30.20
(Median)
$9
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,575 - $97,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,801  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$31,629 - $97,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 562
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $30.20  
   
Overtime
$12.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,801  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$31,629 - $97,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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

  • 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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Popular Skills for Athletic Director


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Athletic Directors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Administration, People 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 and Hiring. Most people who know Administration also know Budget Management and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Director

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


Athletic Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $59K. Athletic Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Athletic Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $79K.

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Experience Affects Athletic Director Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Athletic Director Salaries


Administration
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National Average
$57,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

Hiring
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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