Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (United States)

Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $43,404 to $119,160 per year, typical earnings come to $70,783 per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and about half get vision insurance. There are more female Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director than male, making up 62 percent of individuals in this profession. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$43,654 - $118,206
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MEDIAN: $70,278
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Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$16.89 - $40.27
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National Salary Data

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$43,654 - $118,206  
   
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$0.00 - $7,450  
Profit Sharing
$0.50 - $10,750  
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$43,404 - $119,160  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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$16.89 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.50 - $10,750  
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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$43,404 - $119,160  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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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For Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director, career progression may result in somewhat stagnant compensation. Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director will earn an amount similar to those further down the career ladder.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources and Fundraising. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Program Management. Those educated in Operations Management tend to be well-versed in Strategic Planning and Program Management.

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

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In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $57K, which grows only modestly to $64K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $77K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job, and Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director tend to earn $100K at this point in time. Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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$71,000
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For Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent) and New York (+14 percent).

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Experience Affects Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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$71,000

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

Business Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%
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