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Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

The average Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Director earns approximately $50K annually. Female Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by close to a third. Most Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$30,749 - $81,375
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,672
10%
50%
90%

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$11.96 - $35.42
(Median)
$12
$18
$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
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
$30,749 - $81,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,968  
Profit Sharing
$1,153 - $4,250  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,611  
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).
)
$30,430 - $82,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,785
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
$11.96 - $35.42  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.99  
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 - $9,968  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,611  
Profit Sharing
$1,153 - $4,250  
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).
)
$30,430 - $82,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Advice

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.

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

Business Development
up arrow 22%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 21%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
0%

Public Speaking
0%

National Average
$50,000

Fundraising
up arrow 1%

Administration
up arrow 1%

Program Management
up arrow 2%

Organizational Development
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Grant Writing
up arrow 8%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 10%

Event Planning
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 528 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 45%