Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

Pay for Non-Profit Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Non-Profit Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,044 - $84,496
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$35K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,531
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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
$35,044 - $84,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$33,142 - $83,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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 - $4,122  
   
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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$33,142 - $83,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 advance their careers by becoming Non-Profit Executive Directors, who report a slightly higher median income of $59K.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Survey results show that Non-Profit Directors use a fair number of 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Fundraising, and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Organizational Development also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Non-Profit Organization

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


For Non-Profit Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Non-Profit Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. As Non-Profit Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $67K.

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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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$52,000

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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 31%
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