The majority of Executive Directors with Grant Writing skills — about three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $37K to $97K per year, and the median is $60K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Most Executive Directors with Grant Writing skills survey respondents are women (78 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,566 - $96,270
(Median)
$37K
$60K
$96K
MEDIAN: $59,966
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$14.68 - $42.89
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$15
$23
$43
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,566 - $96,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
Profit Sharing
$1,392  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$37,019 - $97,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 918
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $42.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,392  
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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$37,019 - $97,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $49K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries



National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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