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School Athletic Director

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A School Athletic Director is responsible for managing and overseeing a school's athletic program.

Job Outlook

There were 98 School Athletic Director job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1569 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Elementary and Secondary School Administrator industry, which includes the School Athletic Director career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new School Athletic Director jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $69,725.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $69,262.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for School Athletic Director postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $58,681.

Education and Experience

Posted School Athletic Director jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1.53%
Bachelor's Degree36.2%
Master's Degree16.89%
Doctoral Degree0.64%
Other11.98%

Posted School Athletic Director jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years33.56%
3 to 5 years59.23%
6 to 8 years5.18%
9+ years2.03%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills School Athletic Director positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Coaching (31.61%)
  • Communication (29.64%)
  • Leadership (23.65%)
  • Management (21.22%)
  • Scheduling (20.71%)
  • Teaching (19.44%)
  • Coordinating (17.46%)
  • Planning (13.07%)
  • Operations (11.54%)
  • Ethical Standards And Conduct (7.84%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Physical Education (33.8%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Fundraising (20.28%)
  • Athletic Training (14.67%)
  • Athletics (29.21%)
  • Public Relations (19.26%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with School Athletic Director skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Athletic Director
  • Middle School Athletic Director
  • High School Director
  • Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Director
  • Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
  • Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher
  • Athletic Director/Dean of Students
  • District Athletic Director
  • Athletic Director/Teacher
  • Athletic Administrative Assistant

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most School Athletic Director jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Phoenix Union High School District (58)
  • Broward County Public Schools (29)
  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center (16)
  • State Of West Virginia (14)
  • Pasco County Schools (12)
  • Aiken County Public Schools (11)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Of America (9)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (8)
  • Michigan Association Of School Boards (8)
  • Vallejo City Unified School District (7)

North Carolina

  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (7)
  • Durham Public Schools (6)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (4)
  • Union County Public Schools (3)
  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center (3)
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools (3)
  • Union Day School (2)
  • Wake County Public Schools (2)
  • North Carolina Central University (2)
  • Gaston County Schools (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!