Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization with Leadership Skills Salary

Just below two-thirds of Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $37K to $119K per year, but median earnings come to around $68K annually. Cash earnings for Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills — including $12K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $37K to $119K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by approximately half. Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,854 - $118,070
$39K
$68K
$120K
MEDIAN: $67,571
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$13.46 - $44.85
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MEDIAN: $24.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,854 - $118,070  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,053  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$37,437 - $118,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 690
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.46 - $44.85  
   
Overtime
$24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,053  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$37,437 - $118,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

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


For many Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $52K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $62K on average. Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,683

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 47 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+39 percent), San Francisco (+37 percent), Washington (+34 percent), and Denver (+26 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Memphis, 19 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%


National Average
$68,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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