Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

With over one-half of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations is $71K per year and can range from $44K on the lower end to $123K per year near the higher end. In the world of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, total cash compensation can vary between $44K and $123K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $13K, respectively. Geography 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. The majority of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations (69 percent) who took the survey are female. Most Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,998 - $122,000
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$44K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,346
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$19.39 - $40.27
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,998 - $122,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,067  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,395  
Total Pay (?
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$44,056 - $122,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 485
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Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,067  
   
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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$44,056 - $122,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.

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Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who go on to become Non-Profit CEOs may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Non-Profit CEOs is $99K annually. The most common promotion for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations is a Non-Profit Executive Director position, which usually brings in $60K a year. Another standard transition for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations seeking advancement is to assume an Executive Director role, where pay is often $74K.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations seem to require a number of specific 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 39 percent, 16 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fundraising, Human Resources, and Budget Management. Most people who know Operations Management also know 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.


For many Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $59K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $66K. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $79K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $93K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,057

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For Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, Boston provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+31 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in Philadelphia make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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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
$72,000



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

Business Development
up arrow 39%

People Management
up arrow 16%


Project Management
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$72,000

Budget Management
up arrow 10%

Human Resources
up arrow 14%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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