Average Entry-Level Athletic Director Salary

$50,066
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$1,500
Bonus
$1,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Athletic Director is $50,066.
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$31k
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$50k
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$75k
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What Do Athletic Directors Do?

Athletic Director Tasks
  • 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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Athletic Directors?

Skills in Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication, Budget Management and People Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Directors?

An early career Athletic Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,980 based on 304 salaries. A mid-career Athletic Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,134 based on 203 salaries. An experienced Athletic Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,567 based on 166 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,787.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 811 survey responses.
Early Career
37.5%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
20.5%
Late Career
17.0%