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

Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up 55 percent of Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director. Pay fluctuates from $43,404 to $119,160 per year, but expected earnings average $70,783 per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to about half. Most Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director (62 percent) are women. The majority of Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director claim high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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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Salary
$43,654 - $118,206  
   
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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Hourly Rate
$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  
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 advancements do not correlate with a rise in salary. Lower-level Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director 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

Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director report using a wide range of professional 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 42 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources and Fundraising. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Strategic Planning and Program Management. Those familiar with Project Management tend to be well-versed in Program Management.

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

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For Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Salaries go up slowly for those just starting out, crawling from $57K to $64K after five to 10 years in the field. Earnings total $77K after one to two decades. As Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $100K. The largest number of Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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$71,000
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Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. 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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$71,000
Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 145 votes.

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%