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Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $73K annually, but may range from $43K to $123K per year. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations spread between $43K and $123K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,959 - $123,695
(Median)
$43K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,679
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$17.23 - $39.53
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$17
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,959 - $123,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,400  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,480  
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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$42,579 - $123,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,400  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,480  
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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$42,579 - $123,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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. It is not uncommon for a Non-Profit Deputy Executive Director to continue on to become 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 pretty varied skill set on the job. 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, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources and Fundraising. Most people experienced in Operations Management also know Strategic Planning and Program 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $57K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations make a median salary of $79K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $95K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, 39 percent higher than the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+30 percent) and Washington (+14 percent). Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in Philadelphia earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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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
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People Management
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Program Management
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National Average
$73,000

Operations Management
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Project Management
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 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: 49% employee benefits None: 17%
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