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 per year, but may range from $43K to $123K per year. Final cash compensation to Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations varies from around $43K to approximately $123K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $12K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,316 - $123,761
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$43K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,364
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$17.11 - $39.73
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$17
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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Salary
$43,316 - $123,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,433  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,480  
Total Pay (?
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$42,871 - $123,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 429
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Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,433  
   
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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$42,871 - $123,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 who go on to become Non-Profit CEOs may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Non-Profit CEOs is $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


Survey results show that Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations use a fair number of skills. Lucky workers who know Business Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 36 percent above average. People Management and Strategic Planning are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 36 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources, Fundraising, and Operations Management. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $58K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $70K on average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $95K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+29 percent), Washington (+14 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Denver (+7 percent). Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in Philadelphia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 26 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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Experience Affects Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$74,000



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
$74,000

Project Management
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Operations Management
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%