Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

With a little over a half of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations is $71K per year and can range from $44K on the lower end to $123K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $123K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,998 - $122,000
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$44K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,346
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$19.39 - $40.27
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$19
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$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,998 - $122,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,067  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,395  
Total Pay (?
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$44,056 - $122,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 485
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,067  
   
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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$44,056 - $122,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.

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


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Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations may progress into high-paying roles like Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer, where median compensation is $99K annually. The most common career progression for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations leads to becoming a Non-Profit Executive Director, where pay is typically $60K. However, many Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations also opt to become Executive Directors, a position that pays $74K on average.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Business Development, People Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 16 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Fundraising, Human Resources, and Budget Management. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in 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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $59K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $66K. For Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $79K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,057

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

Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+31 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Compared to the national average, Philadelphia Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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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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Experience Affects Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$72,000



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

Business Development
up arrow 39%

People Management
up arrow 16%


Project Management
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$72,000

Budget Management
up arrow 10%

Human Resources
up arrow 14%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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