Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization with Leadership Skills Salary

Nearly three in five of Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $117K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Women make up the majority of Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,044 - $116,875
(Median)
$40K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $66,918
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$13.18 - $39.87
(Median)
$13
$20
$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.


Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Profit Executive Directors with Leadership skills make a median salary of $72K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $84K.

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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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