Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors take home approximately $51K per year on average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by over one-half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-third. Female Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (69 percent) are women. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors is extremely high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,275 - $85,704
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$86K
MEDIAN: $50,784
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$12.35 - $36.17
(Median)
$12
$18
$36
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$31,275 - $85,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,081  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$30,800 - $86,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,007
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $36.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,081  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$30,800 - $86,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Los Angeles:
"The degree of flexibility one needs."
Breathe, take care of yourself, for situations will always be there.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Palatine:
"Attitudes toward non-profit leadership wages."
Realize there is a pervasive attitude that leaders in the non-profit world should not make very much money for their work. You will constantly need to defend your value and worth and the work of your organization.

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.

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Skills That Affect Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 13%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 8%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Leadership
0%

National Average
$51,000

Administration
up arrow 1%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Organizational Development
up arrow 1%

Fundraising
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 6%

Event Planning
up arrow 10%

Grant Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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