Executive Directors in Cincinnati pull down an average of $75K per year. There are more female Executive Directors in Cincinnati, Ohio who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and just under one-half have dental insurance. Cincinnati Executive Directors largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,520 - $133,151
MEDIAN: $75,000

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$44,520 - $133,151  
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$43,186 - $134,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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About Cincinnati, Ohio

Hamilton County, Ohio
143,654 (48.1%)
154,883 (51.9%)
Cincinnati (/ˌsɪnsᵻˈnæti/ SIN-si-NAT-ee) is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio that serves as county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio River. With a population of 298,550, Cincinnati is the third-largest city in Ohio and the 65th-largest city in the United States. Its metropolitan statistical area is the 28th-largest in the United States and the largest centered in Ohio. The city is also part of the larger Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington combined statistical area, which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census. In the early 19th century, Cincinnati was an American boomtown in the heart of the country; it rivaled the larger coastal cities in size and wealth. Throughout much of the 19th century, it was listed among the top 10 U.S. cities by population, surpassed only by New Orleans and the older,...

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $67K. For Executive Directors in Cincinnati, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Executive Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $81K.

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Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


61 %
39 %

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: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 25%