Executive Director Salary

An Executive Director earns an average salary of $75,849 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

$42,169 - $164,042
$42K
$77K
$160K
MEDIAN: $77,082
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50%
90%

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$14.90 - $46.77
$15
$24
$47
MEDIAN: $24.29
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$0$178K
Salary $42,169 - $164,042
Bonus $10.11 - $50,887
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $39,149
Commission $1,775 - $58,793
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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$41,498 - $178,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,991
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $14.90 - $46.77
Hourly Tips $5.29
Overtime $0.00 - $61.28
Annual Data $0$178K
Bonus $10.11 - $50,887
Commission $1,775 - $58,793
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $39,149
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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$41,498 - $178,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 419

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Job Description for Executive Director

Executive directors typically act as senior managers of organizations and businesses. Their responsibilities and duties can vary depending on where these professionals work; however, most duties are universal. Executive directors help to design, develop, and implement strategic plans to help their company work in a cost- and time-efficient manner. They are also responsible for overseeing day-to-day activity for the company, as well as developing future plans.

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Executive Director Tasks

  • Direct and track operational budget decisions to increase strategic reach and report findings to the Board of Directors.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with the press, partners, the community and clients.
  • Supervise department heads and conduct performance reviews.
  • Develop, maintain, expand and promote departments, services and offerings.
  • Analyze operations to enhance efficiency and meet strategic goals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director

Pay by Experience for an Executive Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 2,114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 2,631 salaries. An experienced Executive Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 3,900 salaries. An Executive Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 2,586 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,292

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Executive Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Executive Director?

Executive Director in Lamar:
"Satisfying and somewhat stressfule."
Pros: The ability to provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.
Cons: Too much to do with limited resources and time.

Executive Director in Oklahoma City:
"Difficult to change organization culture and heal."
Pros: The opportunity to learn how to operate a non-profit. Learn the difference between governance and operational roles. Budgeting and supporting students in health professions.
Cons: Extremely poor governance and respect from the Board of Directors. Lack of understanding their role and responsibilities. Lack of strategic plan, policies, and procedures. The stress level and organization culture are not conducive to success and longevity.

Executive Director in Jacksonville:
"Office conditions."
Pros: Making the world a better place.
Cons: Not enough resources.

Executive Director in Neenah:
Pros: Working with animals, it's a pretty fun job.
Cons: It can get boring or stressful sometimes.

Executive Director in New York:
"Creating Social Impact."
Pros: Making a social difference in the area of criminal justice.
Cons: Difficulty in completing an overwhelming number of tasks.

Executive Director in New Philadelphia:
"T4C Director."
Pros: Helping people find answers to their problems.
Cons: Clients often have an attitude of entitlement and want a hand-out rather than working to better themselves.

Executive Director in New York:
"Work flexibility, stress levels, perks, team leadership."
Pros: Working with our staff and board to trumpet the cause of women.
Cons: It's hard to draw boundaries and limit my hours and thoughts about work.

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Key Stats for Executive Director

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1552 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

▲28%

▲10%

National Average
$77,000

▼12%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1552 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 29%
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