Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Average Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors make around $50K annually. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors varies from around $30K to approximately $83K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $30K, respectively. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but over one-half have medical insurance, and approximately one-third have dental, too. The majority of Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,892 - $82,421
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$82K
MEDIAN: $49,611
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50%
90%

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$12.08 - $31.12
(Median)
$12
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,892 - $82,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,859  
Profit Sharing
$725 - $29,799  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$30,482 - $83,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $31.12  
   
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,859  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,000  
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).
)
$30,482 - $83,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Orlando:
"More about fund raising."
Use all your contacts, work everyday to meet leaders in our community, remain positive and always have goals so you know where you are going. Perks of this job are endless because the people/patients you meet have been diagnosed with the worst cancers in the world but they effect the most wonderful women you will ever meet. What we do at WGCA is save lives and I go home everyday feeling like I have worked to accomplish something significant.

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.

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

Strategic Planning
up arrow 19%

Business Development
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Leadership
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
0%

Program Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Fundraising
up arrow 3%

Organizational Development
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Administration
up arrow 6%

Grant Writing
up arrow 10%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 13%

Event Planning
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 291 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 45%
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