The average pay for an Executive Director in San Francisco, California is $119,949 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Budgeting.

$57,871 - $241,981
MEDIAN: $119,949

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$57,871 - $241,981  
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$57,945 - $279,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 23%

up arrow 14%

Program Management
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 5%

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Team Leadership
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National Average

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
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Organizational Development
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 19%

Project Management
up arrow 25%

Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%