Updated August 22, 2022

Average Assistant Director Salary

$63,063yearly

To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$30.32 hourly

Entry level Salary
$37,000 yearly
$37,000
10 %
$63,063
Median
$105,000
90 %

How much does an Assistant Director make?

Assistant directors make $63,063 per year on average, or $30.32 per hour, in the United States. Assistant directors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $105,000.

Location impacts how much an assistant director can expect to make. Assistant directors make the most in California, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Nevada.

Highest Paying States For Assistant Directors

The darker areas on the map show where assistant directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Assistant Director average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$93,031$44.731,104
2New York$86,077$41.38874
3Massachusetts$72,794$35.00569
4Connecticut$89,025$42.80108
5New Jersey$72,102$34.66316
6District of Columbia$69,736$33.53142
7Maryland$64,914$31.21284
8Nevada$72,179$34.7054
9Washington$68,883$33.12216
10Oregon$61,854$29.74128
11Illinois$57,278$27.54398
12Georgia$56,082$26.96348
13Vermont$56,036$26.9428
14Virginia$57,047$27.43401
15Michigan$56,958$27.38191
16New Hampshire$57,713$27.7542
17Rhode Island$54,810$26.3537
18Pennsylvania$52,374$25.18369
19South Dakota$47,442$22.81188
20Texas$51,177$24.60686
21Wisconsin$52,205$25.10165
22Delaware$54,772$26.3337
23Wyoming$53,790$25.8611
24Arizona$53,126$25.54173
25Minnesota$55,679$26.77158
26Colorado$52,594$25.29209
27Oklahoma$45,897$22.07454
28Alaska$52,992$25.4820
29North Carolina$48,350$23.25273
30Florida$48,310$23.23476
31West Virginia$45,846$22.0447
32Ohio$47,469$22.82262
33Indiana$44,643$21.46246
34New Mexico$48,408$23.2727
35Montana$48,275$23.2121
36Nebraska$47,358$22.7748
37Utah$47,476$22.8244
38Mississippi$40,676$19.56297
39Alabama$40,223$19.34493
40Idaho$47,964$23.0616
41Louisiana$39,772$19.12485
42Iowa$39,710$19.09510
43Arkansas$33,652$16.18474
44Hawaii$39,821$19.1427
45Missouri$43,100$20.72158
46Kentucky$42,060$20.2296
47Tennessee$42,366$20.37142
48Maine$44,118$21.2116
49North Dakota$43,630$20.988
50Kansas$40,891$19.6666
51South Carolina$36,813$17.7098

Highest Paying Cities For Assistant Directors

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$98,073$47.15
2Hartford, CT$88,726$42.66
3New York, NY$86,263$41.47
4Boston, MA$72,750$34.98
5Las Vegas, NV$72,171$34.70
6Washington, DC$69,699$33.51
7Seattle, WA$69,446$33.39
8Baltimore, MD$65,291$31.39
9Eugene, OR$62,397$30.00
10Chicago, IL$57,701$27.74
11Mount Pleasant, MI$56,992$27.40
12Norfolk, VA$56,950$27.38
13Gainesville, GA$56,238$27.04
14Minneapolis, MN$55,653$26.76
15El Paso, TX$54,068$25.99

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Hartford, CT
  3. New York, NY
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Las Vegas, NV

Assistant Director Salary Details

Average Assistant Director Salary Graph
Average Assistant Director Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Assistant Director's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$105,000$8,750$50
75th Percentile$82,000$6,833$39
Average$63,063$5,255$30
25th Percentile$48,000$4,000$23
10th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Program Supervisor$45,460$3,788$21.8665,551
Director Of After School Program$49,648$4,137$23.8794,858
Director Of Program Development$69,014$5,751$33.18131,077
Program Director$80,664$6,722$38.7882,810
Service Director$114,981$9,582$55.2864,277
Internship Director$62,518$5,210$30.0664,942

Which Companies Pay Assistant Directors The Most?

The highest paying companies for assistant directors are Mayer Brown and Acorda Therapeutics according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like AIG and Texas Instruments report highly competitive wages for assistant directors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Mayer Brown$183,938$88.431
2Acorda Therapeutics$159,029$76.46
3AIG$145,660$70.037
4Texas Instruments$142,587$68.552
5Allergan plc$142,509$68.51
6AbbVie$140,778$67.684
7Wachovia Securities$137,874$66.29
8Consonus Healthcare$137,454$66.083
9Bayer$136,473$65.61
10Northwestern Mutual$136,269$65.5152
11Sysmex$130,741$62.86
12Icma-rc$126,230$60.69
13Providence College$124,512$59.862
14The Hartford$123,697$59.4731
15General Motors$123,350$59.305
16Scripps Health$123,142$59.201
17Ernst & Young$121,215$58.28207
18Univision Communications$119,748$57.573
19Lincoln Memorial University$119,273$57.3416
20Pace University$118,957$57.195

Assistant Director Salary Trends

Average Assistant Director Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Assistant Director Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$63,100$30.32+2.6%
    2021$61,400$29.53+3.7%
    2020$59,200$28.45+0.1%
    2019$59,100$28.42+0.9%
    2018$58,600$28.16+3.5%

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    The University of North CarolinaAssistant Director for Strategic EngagementGreensboro, NC07/24/2022$59,932
    Bucks County Community CollegeAssistant Director, Recruitment & Digital OutreachNewtown, PA07/24/2022$52,465
    American UniversityAssistant Director, Annual Giving (13527)Washington, DC07/24/2022$51,000
    Kansas State UniversityAssistant Director, RecruitmentManhattan, KS07/24/2022$47,500
    University of Northern ColoradoAssistant Director of RecruitmentGreeley, CO07/24/2022$56,000

    Assistant Director Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Assistant Directors the most?

    California pays Assistant Directors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $93,031 per year, or $44.73 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Assistant Director?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Assistant Director if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Connecticut you should be paid close to $89,025 per year.

    What type of Assistant Director gets paid the most?

    Service Director gets paid the most. Service Director made a median salary of $114,981. The best-paid 10 percent make $149,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $88,000.

    What is a good starting salary for an Assistant Director?

    A good starting salary for an assistant director is $47,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an assistant director in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for assistant directors is $75,620, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an assistant director can vary by state.

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