Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (United States)

Approximately two-thirds of Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $49,496 per year on average. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors—including $9,903 bonuses, $21K profit sharing proceeds, and $18,500 commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $30,684 and $81,037. While about half report receiving no health benefits, 54 percent do receive medical coverage, and around one third have dental, as well. In a profession dominated by women, 66 percent of Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors are female. Most Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$30,684 - $81,037
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MEDIAN: $49,523
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Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$12.07 - $35.47
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,684 - $81,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,903  
Profit Sharing
$742 - $20,578  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,500  
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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$30,512 - $82,352  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $35.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.76  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,903  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,500  
Profit Sharing
$742 - $20,578  
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).
)
$30,512 - $82,352  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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.
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"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.

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

Strategic Planning
up arrow 24%
Business Development
up arrow 23%
Operations Management
up arrow 11%
Leadership
up arrow 3%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%
Public Speaking
up arrow 2%
Budget Management
0%
National Average
$49,000
Administration
up arrow 1%
Program Management
up arrow 1%
Fundraising
up arrow 2%
Organizational Development
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
Grant Writing
up arrow 7%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 14%
Event Planning
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 665 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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