Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Athletic Director is $60,710
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Directors?
An entry-level Athletic Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,517 based on 43 salaries. An early career Athletic Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,294 based on 272 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Athletic Directors Do?
An athletic director generally works at a school, university, or other type of organization (such as an after-school club) to coordinate athletic activities. They may be given a budget to follow and need to ensure that funding is dispersed correctly to the appropriate parties. These directors often create reports on budget allocation and forecasting, which requires proficiency with basic computer programs. The athletic director might also be tasked with developing marketing, promotional, and …Read more
- Manage college athletics programs, the coaching staff, competition schedules, equipment, facilities, and budget.
- Uphold standards for academics, sportsmanship, and respect.
- Participate in the recruitment of athletes to sports programs and selection of athletic scholarship winners.
- Ensure compliance with all school, division, and government regulations.