Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

With just under three-fifths of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $47K to $122K per year and averages out to $73K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Most Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (75 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,517 - $120,543
$49K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,161
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$10.07 - $37.75
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MEDIAN: $21.50
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,517 - $120,543  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,048  
Profit Sharing
$3,575  
Total Pay (?
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$47,192 - $122,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $37.75  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,575  
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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$47,192 - $122,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

While many non-profit organizations have a board of directors, these individuals typically serve in only a very broad advisory capacity. Oversight on how the organization accomplishes its goals and its day-to-day operations is usually centralized with an executive director. This person, who sits at the top of the organizational flowchart, is usually assisted by a deputy executive director. The deputy assists the executive director by helping to supervise and guide the various departments of the non-profit, serving as the second-in-command of the group.

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Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Communicate organization goals and operational plans to all levels of the organization and to donors.
  • Assist the executive director with strategic planning and coordination of the organization's programs, projects, and policy positions.
  • Manage the organization in the absence of the executive director.
  • Work to secure financial support for the NGO, write grants, run pay-for-service programs, and organize fundraisers.

Common Career Paths for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


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Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who advance into the role of a Chief Executive Officer are fairly uncommon. Chief Executive Officers on average earn $170K per year. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations go on to become Non-Profit Executive Directors more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $60K. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who move into an Executive Director role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $75K.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results imply that Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Business Development, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources, Office Administration, and Event Planning. Most people skilled in Program Management are similarly competent in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

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


Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $60K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $68K. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $80K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,149

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, Boston provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+30 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Philadelphia Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Austin and Sacramento are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 23 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization?

Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Denver:
"A Big Commitment."
Pros: I enjoy helping people in need and being there for others in some of the worst moments of their lives. Dealing with victims of crime and trauma can be very emotional and draining but it is a rewarding job knowing you make a difference. I also enjoy supervising our volunteers - we currently have 11 in our program and they make it possible for us to respond to victims calls 24/7.
Cons: It is a huge time commitment. I work in the office 40 hours a week but also cover on-call shifts outside of office hours. At times it is hard to get used to the amount of coverage that is needed in this field.

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Key Stats for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲31%

▲10%

National Average
$73,000

▼6%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Business Development
▲37%





National Average
$73,000

Budget Management
▼4%


▼9%


Event Planning
▼10%

Human Resources
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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