The average salary for an Economic Development Director is $62,419 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Planning and Business Development.
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$42,122 - $96,656
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$42,122 - $96,656  
   
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$0.00 - $9,298  
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$42,573 - $99,388  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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Job Description for Economic Development Director
  • Develop and implement policies to expand reach and scope of department.
  • Create, report on, and adjust department budget, including setting goals.
  • Hire, mentor, and evaluate a team, setting goals, and defining projects.
  • Collaborate with many stakeholders and create positive relationships.
Pay by Experience Level for Economic Development Director
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Experience Affects Economic Development Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$63,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Economic Development Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 20%
Business Development
up arrow 16%
National Average
$63,000
Grant Writing
up arrow 2%
Grant Management
up arrow 15%
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Gender
Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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