Washington Executive Directors can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $126K) surpassing six figures annually. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Male Executive Directors in Washington are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Job satisfaction for Executive Directors in Washington, District of Columbia is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $125,652
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Executive Directors in Washington, District of Columbia with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $76K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $110K. Executive Directors in Washington claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $135K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $161K on average.

Key Stats for Executive Director

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries



National Average
$130,000



Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries






National Average
$130,000




Organizational Development
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Project Management
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Marketing Communications
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Senior Financial Management
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Grant Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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