Athletic Director Salary in the United States

How much does an Athletic Director make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Athletic Director in the United States is $28 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $27 and $30. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is an Athletic Director?

An Athletic Director (commonly "athletics director" or "AD") is an administrator at many clubs or institutions, like colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, who oversees the work of coaches and related staff involved in athletic programs....

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Job Openings for Athletic Director
Allan Hancock College - Santa Maria , CA
Sports Information Director/Assistant Athletic Director Definition: Under the supervision of the appropriate administrator, the incumbent shall perform a variety of duties in support of Allan Hancock ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
San Francisco University High School -
Interested candidates can email University Athletic Director Jim Ketcham at or call Jim at 415-447-3114.
LinkedIn - 5 days ago
Special Olympics New York, Inc. - New York , NY
... athletes, students, volunteers and partners. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Planning and Implementation: · Implement and monitor all program related operational procedures including ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
Villasport Athletic Club and Spa - Roseville , CA
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa offers an exciting and fulfilling career opportunity for those who ... LOCATION: The National Aquatics Director will be based at one of the following locations
ZipRecruiter - 7 days ago
NCSA - Next College Student Athlete - Chicago , IL
Since 2000, our team of recruiting experts has helped high school student-athletes, their families, coaches and athletic directors navigate the complex process of college recruiting. We are former ...
ZipRecruiter - Today
Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy -
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy's Executive Director (ED) will be the unifying leader of the ... Ski & Snowboard Gold-Certified Club with over 400 athletes participating in weekend and mid-week ...
LinkedIn - 8 days ago