Executive Director Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Executive Director is $70,817 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Executive Director Salary (?
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$39,748 - $144,684
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,816
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Executive Director Salary (?
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$13.42 - $48.19
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$39,748 - $144,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,749  
Profit Sharing
$1,160 - $50,706  
Commission
$2,349 - $49,665  
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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$39,567 - $151,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,033
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $48.19  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,749  
   
Commission
$2,349 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$1,160 - $50,706  
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).
)
$39,567 - $151,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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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
  • Develop, maintain, expand and promote departments, services and offerings.
  • Analyze operations to enhance efficiency and meet strategic goals.
  • Supervise department heads and conduct performance reviews.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

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$71,000

Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%