Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

Average Non-Profit Directors in the United States make around $53K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Non-Profit Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,552 - $85,500
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$35K
$53K
$85K
MEDIAN: $52,962
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$12.75 - $32.00
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$13
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,552 - $85,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$31,996 - $84,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 418
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $32.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$31,996 - $84,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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 into a slightly higher-paying Non-Profit Executive Director position. Average compensation for Non-Profit Executive Directors is $59K.

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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 Budget Management, People Management, Program Management, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Fundraising, and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Budget Management also know Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Non-Profit Organization

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


Non-Profit Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $45K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $68K.

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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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National Average
$52,000

Program Management
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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