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Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary with Leadership skills

Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $65K annually, but may range from $39K to $116K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills is extremely high. Female Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,960 - $115,594
(Median)
$40K
$65K
$120K
MEDIAN: $65,259
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$12.26 - $37.81
(Median)
$12
$19
$38
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,960 - $115,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$39,250 - $115,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $37.81  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$39,250 - $115,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $61K. Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $82K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 35%