Athletic Director Salary

Athletic Directors in the United States take home approximately $57K per year on average. In the world of Athletic Directors, overall cash allowance can sometimes include more than $9K from bonuses, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $97K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Male Athletic Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Athletic Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,733 - $96,930
$36K
$57K
$97K
MEDIAN: $57,256
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$9.14 - $30.30
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MEDIAN: $17.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,733 - $96,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,370  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$34,941 - $96,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $30.30  
   
Overtime
$26.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,370  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$34,941 - $96,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Administration, People Management, Budget Management, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication. It is often found that people who know Administration are 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
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Athletic Director Salaries

▲39%

▲18%

▲4%

National Average
$57,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Athletic Director Salaries

Administration
▼0%

National Average
$57,000



Hiring
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 15%
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