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Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary with Leadership skills

Three in five 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 $39K to $116K per year, and the average comes out to $65K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,825 - $116,079
(Median)
$40K
$65K
$120K
MEDIAN: $65,368
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50%
90%

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$12.26 - $37.81
(Median)
$12
$19
$38
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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
$39,825 - $116,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,967  
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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$39,080 - $116,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate 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$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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,967  
   
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).
)
$39,080 - $116,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


For many Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $83K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

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 95 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

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: 63% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 35%
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