Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Average Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors make around $52K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $85K. Some workers in this field — close to one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. There are more female Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 69 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,718 - $85,850
$32K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,619
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$12.37 - $25.91
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$0$85K
Salary $31,718 - $85,850
Bonus $0.00 - $9,876
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,638
Commission $3,143
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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$30,879 - $85,325
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 897
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.37 - $25.91
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,876
Commission $3,143
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,638
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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$30,879 - $85,325
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

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Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Knoxville:
"Do what you love."
Follow your mission for work and life, be accountable and honest, continue to learn and grow.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in St. Augustine:
"Changing of the Guard."
New Presidents and Board members changing every 2 years or more, possessing different levels of management and work experience make it extremely difficult to maintain continuity in an organization and the workplace. Do the best you can by making decisions based on what you know at the time, as you will seldom receive input, if even responses from Board members. Don't delay the decisions. Treat the organization as if it were your own company, and as if it makes a difference to the quality of life for many people.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Los Angeles:
"The degree of flexibility one needs."
Breathe, take care of yourself, for situations will always be there.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Palatine:
"Attitudes toward non-profit leadership wages."
Realize there is a pervasive attitude that leaders in the non-profit world should not make very much money for their work. You will constantly need to defend your value and worth and the work of your organization.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Crossville:
"Try to avoid a micromanaging board."
Contract should outline job description, not hours limitation.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Orlando:
"More about fund raising."
Use all your contacts, work everyday to meet leaders in our community, remain positive and always have goals so you know where you are going. Perks of this job are endless because the people/patients you meet have been diagnosed with the worst cancers in the world but they effect the most wonderful women you will ever meet. What we do at WGCA is save lives and I go home everyday feeling like I have worked to accomplish something significant.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Houston:
"How important Careers in Health & Human Services are needed."
Get direct experience working with clients and listening to their issues.

Key Stats for Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Budget Management
▲8%

Organizational Development
▲8%

Operations Management
▲6%

Leadership
▲5%

Business Development
▲5%

Administration
▲1%

Fundraising
▲1%

Strategic Planning
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Public Speaking
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%

Marketing Communications
▼4%

Event Planning
▼5%

Media / Public Relations
▼5%

Program Management
▼8%

Grant Writing
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 49%
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