Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Slightly more than half of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $43K to $124K per year, and the average comes out to $73K per year. Total cash compensation to Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations approaches anywhere from $43K on the lower end to $124K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $14K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,153 - $124,073

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$17.23 - $39.53

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Salary
$43,153 - $124,073  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,558  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,736 - $123,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 435
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Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,558  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,000  
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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$42,736 - $123,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.

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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 Deputy Executive Director may also move into a role as a Non-Profit Executive Director or an Executive Director.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Business Development, People Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources and Fundraising. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of Project Management and Program Management. Those familiar with Strategic Planning tend to be well versed 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $59K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $69K. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+30 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in Philadelphia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 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 10%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

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 94 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
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