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Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

An average Non-Profit Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $53K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. The majority of Non-Profit Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Non-Profit Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (69 percent) are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,712 - $85,145
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$35K
$53K
$85K
MEDIAN: $53,234
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$13.53 - $33.28
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$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,712 - $85,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
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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$33,021 - $84,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $33.28  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
   
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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$33,021 - $84,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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


Non-Profit Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Program Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


Non-Profit Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. On average, Non-Profit Directors make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $67K.

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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

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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 30%
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