With over one-half of Non-Profit Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Non-Profit Directors is $60K annually and can range from $34K on the lower end to $94K per year near the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Non-Profit Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Non-Profit Directors (58 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,732 - $96,319
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MEDIAN: $59,852
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$12.29 - $40.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,732 - $96,319  
   
Bonus
$6.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
Total Pay (?
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$33,839 - $94,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $40.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$6.00 - $10,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$33,839 - $94,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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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For Non-Profit Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Non-Profit Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Non-Profit Executive Director.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Program Management, Microsoft Office, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Fundraising, and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Budget Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Non-Profit Organization

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $55K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Profit Directors make a median salary of $62K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $66K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,969

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For Non-Profit Directors, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Non-Profit Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+51 percent), Los Angeles (+44 percent), New York (+32 percent), and Chicago (+25 percent). Non-Profit Directors in Rochester take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Director Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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$60,000






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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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