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Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

For Non-Profit Directors, yearly average wages total $53K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,657 - $84,911
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$85K
MEDIAN: $53,259
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$12.16 - $33.13
(Median)
$12
$19
$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,657 - $84,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,919  
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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$32,825 - $84,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 414
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $33.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.26  
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 - $4,919  
   
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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$32,825 - $84,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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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Non-Profit Directors may enjoy increased earnings if they become Non-Profit Executive Directors. This seems to be a popular career move, and Non-Profit Executive Director earn a slightly higher median of $59K annually.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Survey results suggest that Non-Profit Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Program Management, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Fundraising, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Organizational Development are similarly competent 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.


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 $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Non-Profit Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $67K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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National Average
$52,000

Program Management
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Organizational Development
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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