Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Directors in the United States can expect wages of $54K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Non-Profit Directors making up 71 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,326 - $85,094

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$12.58 - $33.98

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,326 - $85,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,809  
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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$33,729 - $84,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $33.98  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,809  
   
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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$33,729 - $84,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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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Many Non-Profit Directors transition into upper-level Non-Profit Executive Director positions. Non-Profit Executive Directors earn a median of $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Fundraising, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Organizational Development also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Non-Profit Organization

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


For Non-Profit Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $52K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Profit Directors make a median salary of $59K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Non-Profit Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $68K.

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Experience Affects Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries


People Management
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Program Management
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 31%
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