Name: Ann E. Tucker
Job Title: Nonprofit Executive Director
Where: Galesburg, IL
Employer: United Way of Knox County, Inc.
Years of Experience: 15 as a paralegal
Education: Illinois Central College, Associate Degree; Western Illinois University - going back to get my bachelor's degree
Nonprofit Salaries : $45,000 to $75,000*
* See the PayScale Research Center for median salaries of nonprofit executive directors.
Nonprofit Salaries - Nonprofit Executive Director
A career in the nonprofit industry can certainly have its perks. Ann Tucker is a nonprofit executive director for United Way, and says there’s not much she doesn’t love about her job. Plus, Ann gets the daily satisfaction of knowing she’s helping others. Median nonprofit executive director salaries can be as low as $35,000 for those with less than one year of experience, but can also reach beyond $90,000 once one has gained at least 20 years of experience. Salaries can also vary by location, so be sure to check out salaries of Nonprofit Executive Directors by city.
Nonprofit Executive Director Job Description:
Organize and hold an annual campaign; recruit and train volunteers; organize special events; supervise one full-time employee and two part-time employees; networking; attend seminars; promote public awareness of our organization and our partner agencies; agency relations.
PayScale: How did you get started as an executive director for a nonprofit?
I had been a paralegal for 15 years. Due to downsizing in my firm, and burnout on my part, I was forced to find new employment. I interviewed for an administrative assistant position with United Way. Three weeks after I started my job, the executive director submitted her [resignation]. I was offered the job after serving as interim director for six months.