Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $61K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Women Non-Profit Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,461 - $99,033
$37K
$61K
$99K
MEDIAN: $61,124
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$13.67 - $31.45
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MEDIAN: $16.91
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$0$99K
Salary $37,461 - $99,033
Bonus $0.00 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $4,200
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$35,579 - $98,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 172
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $16.91
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $4,200
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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$35,579 - $98,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • 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.
  • Administer the organization's budget, making sure funds are used effectively.
  • Develop and put into practice policies consistent with the organization's vision and mission statement.
  • Attend board of directors meetings, report activities, request input, and discuss recommendations from the board.

Common Career Paths for Director Non-Profit Organization


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Many Non-Profit Directors move into a Non-Profit Executive Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Non-Profit Executive Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Non-Profit Directors.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Microsoft Office, Program Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Fundraising, and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Budget Management also know Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Non-Profit Organization

Pay by Experience for a Director Non-Profit Organization has a positive trend. An entry-level Director Non-Profit Organization with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 57 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director Non-Profit Organization with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Director Non-Profit Organization which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 77 salaries. A Director Non-Profit Organization with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,430

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

Surpassing the national average by 59 percent, Non-Profit Directors in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Non-Profit Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+51 percent), San Francisco (+48 percent), Los Angeles (+41 percent), and New York (+31 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Non-Profit Director's salary, with Rochester Non-Profit Directors earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Director Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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National Average
$61,000

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Skills That Affect Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲17%

National Average
$61,000





Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 18%
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