Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

With roughly three-fifths of Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $48K to $126K per year and averages out to $76K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Most Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations survey respondents are women (74 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,205 - $128,014
$50K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,045
10%
50%
90%

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$16.14 - $23.19
$20
MEDIAN: $20.49
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$0$128K
Salary $50,205 - $128,014
Bonus $0.00 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$49,145 - $127,892
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 273
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $20.49
Hourly Tips $0.63
Overtime $31.50
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$49,145 - $127,892
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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

  • 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.
  • Work to secure financial support for the NGO, write grants, run pay-for-service programs, and organize fundraisers.

Common Career Paths for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


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While not commonly seen, Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations who transition into a Chief Executive Officer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Chief Executive Officers is $170K per year. A more likely transition for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations is Non-Profit Executive Director or Executive Director.

Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Job Listings

Popular Skills for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization


Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations report using a large range of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Business Development command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 35 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources, Office Administration, and Fundraising. Those proficient in Program Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Pay by Experience for a Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization has a positive trend. An entry-level Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 125 salaries. A Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,341

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+27 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Compared to the national average, Philadelphia Deputy Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 25 percent less in Austin and 3 percent less in Sacramento, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲26%

▲1%

National Average
$77,000

▼17%

▼23%

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

Business Development
▲30%

National Average
$77,000





Budget Management
▼9%


Event Planning
▼15%

▼16%


Human Resources
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 13%