The average salary for an Executive Director is $71,792 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Executive Director Total Pay (?
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$39,793 - $146,325
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MEDIAN: $71,792
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Executive Director Total Pay (?
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$13.58 - $48.21
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$39,793 - $146,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,043  
Profit Sharing
$0.36 - $50,751  
Commission
$0.00 - $40,000  
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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$39,631 - $154,839  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,048
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $48.21  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,043  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.36 - $50,751  
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).
)
$39,631 - $154,839  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,048
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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

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

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Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 27%
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