Entry-Level Executive Director Salary

Average Entry-Level Executive Directors make around $57K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Executive Directors, final incomes generally run from $34K to $100K; this includes potential for up to $19K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few high performers earning commissions of $39K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Executive Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Female Entry-Level Executive Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,138 - $98,424
$35K
$57K
$98K
MEDIAN: $57,028
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50%
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$13.52 - $34.28
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$34
MEDIAN: $20.01
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$0$99K
Salary $35,138 - $98,424
Bonus $0.00 - $19,156
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,134
Commission $1,775 - $38,520
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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$34,377 - $99,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,075
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.52 - $34.28
Hourly Tips $5.29
Overtime $0.00 - $45.57
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $0.00 - $19,156
Commission $1,775 - $38,520
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,134
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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$34,377 - $99,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 186

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. offers the most; Entry-Level Executive Directors earn $76K on average there.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,225

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Executive Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Executive Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Detroit (+30 percent), Washington (+30 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), and Houston (+24 percent). Oklahoma City is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cincinnati and Charlotte (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Executive Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Director in Atlanta:
"Do what you love and love what you do."
Figure out the money. If you make your numbers, you can do most anything you want.

Executive Director in Henderson:
"Harder than you think."
This job involves more hours than you can imagine.

Executive Director in Columbia:
"You can do it."
Pick a worthy mission and start chipping away at it. Rome wasn't conquered in a day.

Executive Director in Bozeman:
"Delegate!"
Train others in all that you do.

Executive Director in Verndale:
"No pay."
Don't work so hard.

Executive Director in Philadelphia:
"Be a Business Major."
Get a business undergraduate degree and a masters in the field you want to spend your life in.

Executive Director in Toms River:
"Things to focus on."
Very important to manage relationship. Be a great listener. Focus on fiscal discipline and then focus on building better leadership in the programs. Manage the vocabulary and communication with staff, community, and the Board. It is not necessarily what you say, but how you say it.

Key Stats for Executive Director

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 357 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

▲6%




Budgeting
▲1%

National Average
$56,000




Project Management
▼5%


Marketing Communications
▼6%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼9%

▼11%

Grant Writing
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 357 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 43%
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