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

With slightly more than 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 $70K per year and can range from $43K on the lower end to $119K per year near the higher end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The majority of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations (62 percent) are women. The majority of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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$43,654 - $118,206  
   
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$0.00 - $7,450  
Profit Sharing
$0.50 - $10,750  
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$43,404 - $119,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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$16.89 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$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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Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations sometimes move into a Executive Director role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Survey results imply that Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations put a diverse skill set to use. 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 educated in Operations Management tend to be well versed in Strategic Planning and Program Management. People who know Project Management usually also know 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.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $57K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $92K. The majority of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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$71,000
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With a pay rate for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations that is 34 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations 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

National Average
$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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Human Resources
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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%