Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

The average Non-Profit Director in the United States earns approximately $53K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well. Most Non-Profit Directors survey respondents are women (70 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,186 - $84,435
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$35K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,357
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$12.58 - $32.76
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$13
$19
$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,186 - $84,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$33,464 - $83,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $32.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$33,464 - $83,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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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Many Non-Profit Directors move into Non-Profit Executive Director roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 Microsoft Office, Fundraising, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Organizational Development tend to be well versed 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Non-Profit Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. For Non-Profit Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $66K.

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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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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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