Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

The majority of Non-Profit Directors in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $97K per year, and the median is $60K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit Directors is high. While roughly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,438 - $97,819
$36K
$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,406
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50%
90%

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$12.29 - $40.50
$12
$17
$40
MEDIAN: $16.91
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,438 - $97,819  
   
Bonus
$5.86 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
Total Pay (?
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$33,725 - $96,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $40.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5.86 - $10,256  
   
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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$33,725 - $96,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

  • 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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Non-Profit Directors who transition into an upper level Non-Profit Executive Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Non-Profit Executive Director makes $60K a year.

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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, 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. Most people 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: $60,502

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Non-Profit Directors, 61 percent higher than the national average. Non-Profit Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+53 percent), San Francisco (+50 percent), Los Angeles (+43 percent), and New York (+33 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Non-Profit Directors is geography, with workers in Rochester earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Director Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 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

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$61,000

▼7%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲19%

National Average
$61,000





Windows Operating System General Use
▼7%



▼17%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

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: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 24%