Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

For Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors, annual average wages total $52K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors ($31K to $87K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by nearly one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Female Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,363 - $87,406
$31K
$52K
$87K
MEDIAN: $51,917
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50%
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$12.28 - $34.02
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$18
$34
MEDIAN: $18.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$31,363 - $87,406  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,876  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$30,779 - $86,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 854
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $34.02  
   
Overtime
$27.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,876  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$30,779 - $86,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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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 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.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Helena:
"Know Your Duties."
When applying for a job, or before accepting a position, make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. See a job description, investigate the company you might be working for, talk to employees, if possible.

Key Stats for Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
31%
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Skills That Affect Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Budget Management
▲7%

Organizational Development
▲7%

Operations Management
▲5%

Leadership
▲4%

Business Development
▲4%

Administration
▼0%

Fundraising
▼0%

Strategic Planning
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Public Speaking
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%

Marketing Communications
▼5%

Event Planning
▼6%

Media / Public Relations
▼6%

Program Management
▼9%

Grant Writing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 48%
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