Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization with Leadership Skills Salary

Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67K per year on average but can range from $39K to $117K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. More than half of Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills (66 percent) survey participants are women. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,044 - $116,875
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$40K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $66,918
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$13.18 - $39.87
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$13
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$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,044 - $116,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,697  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$38,961 - $117,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 521
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $39.87  
   
Overtime
$25.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,697  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$38,961 - $117,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $84K on average.

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Experience Affects Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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