Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary with Leadership skills

About three-fifths of Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $38K to $114K per year, and the average comes out to $65K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Female Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,340 - $112,908
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$39K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,466
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$12.48 - $39.17
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$12
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$39
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,340 - $112,908  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,439  
Total Pay (?
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$38,353 - $113,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
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Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $39.17  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,439  
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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$38,353 - $113,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization with Leadership skills

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


Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $50K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. On average, Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills make $68K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $81K on average.

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Experience Affects Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization with Leadership skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 35%
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