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.
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|$35,579 - $98,796|
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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.Read More...
At least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field is usually required for this position, although a more advanced degree may be required or preferred. Several years of advanced management experience and demonstrated leadership skills are typically required in the same field or a related industry. They should have a solid grasp of corporate governance, budgeting, and financial management. Depending on the non-profit organization's focus, industry expertise might be required. To be successful, a director must work effectively under pressure, be able to develop organizational strategies, and possess excellent management skills.
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.
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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
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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