Dallas Executive Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Executive Directors in Dallas. Pay fluctuates from $50K to $209K per year, but expected earnings average $83K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. For the most part, Executive Directors in Dallas, Texas enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Executive Directors in Dallas (63 percent) who took the survey are female. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$50,154 - $178,536
MEDIAN: $83,425

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About Dallas, Texas

Dallas County, Texas
639,019 (49.2%)
661,063 (50.8%)
Dallas (/ˈdæləs/) is a major city in the state of Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816. The United States Census Bureau's estimate for the city's population increased to 1,300,092 as of July 1, 2015. The city is the largest economic center of the 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area (commonly referred to as DFW), which...

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $61K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $78K. Dallas Executive Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $88K. Executive Directors in Dallas who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $157K.

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Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

Operations Management
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Strategic Planning
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People Management

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Financial Analysis
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Team Leadership
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Organizational Development
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Marketing Communications
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Program Management
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


63 %
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 27%