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Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

Average Non-Profit Directors in the United States make around $52K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Non-Profit Directors survey respondents are women (72 percent). Work is enjoyable for Non-Profit Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$33,610 - $85,521
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MEDIAN: $52,334
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$13.46 - $33.28
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,610 - $85,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$31,168 - $85,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.46 - $33.28  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $97.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$31,168 - $85,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Director Non-Profit Organization

The director of a non-profit organization serves as figurehead, spokesperson, and leader for their organization. They are the point person for their entire organization, serving as its representative with the board of directors, media, staff, the public, funders, and regulatory agencies. As such, this executive manager plays several crucial roles. A non-profit director must be passionate for the agency's mission and be able to articulately express its vision and advocate on its behalf. The non-profit director should possess exemplary communication skills, since fundraising and public speaking are required. The director typically works in an office staffed at least with an executive assistant; however, much of the director's time likely will be spent away from the office in off-site meetings. Most of their work is conducted during typical business hours, but attendance at board meetings and other functions may require evening hours. Some travel to industry conferences and other pertinent events should be expected.

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Director Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Attend board of directors meetings, report activities, request input, and discuss recommendations from the board.
  • Develop and put into practice policies consistent with the organization’s vision and mission statement.
  • Administer the organization’s budget, making sure funds are used effectively.
  • Oversee the programs run by the organization, manage daily activities, and coordinate the staff.
  • Act as the organization’s spokesperson, participate in fundraising, and represent the organization at events.

Common Career Paths for Director Non-Profit Organization


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Typically, Non-Profit Directors go on to take higher-end positions such as Non-Profit Executive Director. Average pay for Non-Profit Executive Directors is $59K.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Survey results suggest that Non-Profit Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Program Management, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Fundraising, and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Organizational Development are also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Non-Profit Organization

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Non-Profit Directors see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Non-Profit Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $69K.

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Experience Affects Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries


People Management
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Program Management
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$51,000

Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Organizational Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%