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Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors come in at around $49K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors runs from $31K to $82K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $30K. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and roughly a third have dental, as well. More than half of Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors (66 percent) survey participants are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,946 - $81,051
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,411
10%
50%
90%

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$11.99 - $30.77
(Median)
$12
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,946 - $81,051  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,654  
Profit Sharing
$725 - $29,799  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,500  
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).
)
$30,587 - $82,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,479
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.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.41  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,654  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$725 - $29,799  
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).
)
$30,587 - $82,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Houston:
"How important Careers in Health & Human Services are needed."
Get direct experience working with clients and listening to their issues.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Helena:
"Know Your Duties."
When applying for a job, or before accepting a position, make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. See a job description, investigate the company you might be working for, talk to employees, if possible.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Chicago:
"That I Would Be Able To Move Up The Ladder More Quickly."
Learn good people skills because you will encounter a wide variety of personalities and don't hold a grudge. Deal with people effectively and professionally, after all a career boosting job is not high school.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in San Bernardino:
"Set Annual Goals For Career Development."
Strive to keep up-to-date on industrial and technological changes.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Chicago:
"Having A Good Mentor."
Always seek to develop relationships with others that have been where your are seeking or going and have them as mentors to help you navigate your way to a successful career or job opportunity.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Business Development
up arrow 9%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Public Speaking
up arrow 1%

Program Management
up arrow 2%

Fundraising
up arrow 4%

Organizational Development
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Administration
up arrow 7%

Grant Writing
up arrow 10%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 15%

Event Planning
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 401 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 45%