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Athletic Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Athletic Director is $52,389 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 and Administration. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Athletic Director Salary (?
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$29,667 - $95,736
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MEDIAN: $52,389
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Athletic Director Salary (?
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$10.14 - $44.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,667 - $95,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$29,376 - $96,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $44.38  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $6,183  
   
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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$29,376 - $96,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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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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Detroit
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$53,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Athletic Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Athletic Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 9%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%
National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 17%