Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just over a half of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations. Salaries average out to around $74K per year and spread from $47K to $125K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,364 - $123,949
(Median)
$48K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,615
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$19.00 - $27.57
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,364 - $123,949  
   
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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$47,104 - $125,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.60  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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$47,104 - $125,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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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As Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations transition into upper-level roles such as Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Non-Profit CEOs earn $100K on average per year. Becoming a Non-Profit Executive Director or an Executive Director is often the next step for a Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Business Development, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources, Event Planning, and Budget Management. Those familiar with Program Management also tend to know 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $60K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations make a median salary of $81K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $97K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,960

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

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, 32 percent higher than the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+28 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director's salary, with Philadelphia Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Employers in Austin and Sacramento also lean toward paying below-median salaries (24 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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
$74,000



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

Business Development
up arrow 36%

People Management
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Fundraising
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 4%


Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Event Planning
up arrow 11%

Human Resources
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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