Athletic Director Salary

The average pay for an Athletic Director is $56,015 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$30,961 - $96,975
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$31K
$56K
$97K
MEDIAN: $56,015
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$10.03 - $35.76
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$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,961 - $96,975  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,846  
Commission
$9,500 - $35,000  
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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$30,431 - $97,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $35.76  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,846  
   
Commission
$9,500 - $35,000  
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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$30,431 - $97,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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

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Experience Affects Athletic Director Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Athletic Director Salaries


Administration
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National Average
$56,000

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 17%