Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Just over a half of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $124K per year, but median earnings come to around $73K annually. In the world of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, overall income ranges from $43K near the bottom to $124K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,278 - $124,329
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$43K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,694
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$17.23 - $39.53
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$26
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,278 - $124,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,558  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,395  
Total Pay (?
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$42,858 - $123,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431
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Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,558  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,395  
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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$42,858 - $123,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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

  • Work to secure financial support for the NGO, write grants, run pay-for-service programs, and organize fundraisers.
  • 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.

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Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer. The latter position pays an average of $98K annually. Becoming a Non-Profit Executive Director or an Executive Director is a common transition from a Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director role.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results show that Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Business Development, People Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 10 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources and Fundraising. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Project Management and Program Management. Those who learned Strategic Planning also tend to know Program Management and Project 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $59K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $70K on average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, 39 percent above the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+29 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and New York (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Philadelphia, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$73,000



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

Business Development
up arrow 37%

People Management
up arrow 10%


Program Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%


Human Resources
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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