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Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

With over one-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 $43K on the lower end to $122K per year near the higher end. Total cash earnings of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations range from $43K on the low end to $122K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $13K, respectively. Residence and years of experience 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 larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations. There are more female Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$43,762 - $122,207
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MEDIAN: $71,365
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$16.89 - $40.27
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$43,762 - $122,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,187  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,822  
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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$43,467 - $122,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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Hourly Rate
$16.89 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,187  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,822  
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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$43,467 - $122,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Lower-level Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations may earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Executive Director.

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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, Strategic Planning, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fundraising and Human Resources. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Strategic Planning and Program Management. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Program 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $58K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $67K. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $77K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $95K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


For Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent), Washington (+16 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in Philadelphia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average.

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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 40%


Program Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$72,000

Operations Management
up arrow 3%


Human Resources
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%