Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

A little over a half of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $124K per year, but median earnings come to around $73K per year. Total incomes of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $124K. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,120 - $124,523
(Median)
$43K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,698
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$17.23 - $39.53
(Median)
$17
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,120 - $124,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,589  
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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$42,731 - $123,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,589  
   
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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$42,731 - $123,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer. The latter position pays an average of $98K annually. A Non-Profit Executive Director or an Executive Director is a typical transition from a Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director role.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Lucky workers who know Business Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 37 percent above average. People Management and Strategic Planning are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 37 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources and Fundraising. Most people who know Operations Management also know Project Management and Program Management. It is often found that people who know Strategic Planning 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $59K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $69K on average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $95K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+29 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Philadelphia Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average.

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Experience Affects Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$73,000



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

Business Development
up arrow 37%


People Management
up arrow 6%

Program Management
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National Average
$73,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%


Human Resources
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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