Mid-Career Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

The median total income of Mid-Career Non-Profit Executive Directors is around $60K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (close to a third, in fact) comes from commissions. Final cash compensation to Mid-Career Non-Profit Executive Directors varies from around $36K to approximately $101K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and nearly two in five receive dental plans. Most Mid-Career Non-Profit Executive Directors survey respondents are women (72 percent). Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Non-Profit Executive Directors is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,081 - $99,972
$37K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,577
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$12.51 - $35.84
$13
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$36
MEDIAN: $19.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,081 - $99,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,861  
Commission
$19,653  
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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$36,380 - $101,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 933
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $35.84  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
   
Commission
$19,653  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,861  
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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$36,380 - $101,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,484

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For Mid-Career Non-Profit Executive Directors, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Non-Profit Executive Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+40 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), Washington (+37 percent), and New York (+35 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in New Orleans, 17 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
5-9 years
66%
10-19 years
34%
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Skills That Affect Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲9%

Business Development
▲4%

Organizational Development
▲3%

Leadership
▲2%

Grant Management
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Budget Management
▼1%

Fundraising
▼1%

Administration
▼2%

Operations Management
▼4%

Public Speaking
▼4%

Media / Public Relations
▼5%

Program Management
▼6%

Grant Writing
▼10%

Event Planning
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 40%