Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Directors in the United States pull down an average of $55K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Female Non-Profit Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Most Non-Profit Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,264 - $89,153
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$89K
MEDIAN: $54,656
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$12.44 - $35.37
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$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,264 - $89,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$32,915 - $88,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $35.37  
   
Overtime
$35.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$32,915 - $88,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.

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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 $60K annually.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Survey results imply that Non-Profit Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Fundraising, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Non-Profit Organization

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


Non-Profit Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. Non-Profit Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Non-Profit Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,896

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Non-Profit Directors will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 40 percent. Non-Profit Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+30 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries



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$54,000





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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