The average salary for an Executive Director is C$70,761 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

C$45,243 - C$122,943
C$45K
C$72K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$71,853
10%
50%
90%
C$18.31 - C$39.86
C$18
C$27
C$40
MEDIAN: C$27.24
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$123K
Salary C$45,243 - C$122,943
Bonus C$0.00 - C$24,202
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$29,590
Commission C$5,068
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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C$43,940 - C$123,284
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,136
Hourly Data C$0C$53
Hourly Rate C$18.31 - C$39.86
Overtime C$0.00 - C$53.49
Annual Data C$0C$123K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$24,202
Commission C$5,068
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$29,590
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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C$43,940 - C$123,284
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 148

Common Career Paths for Executive Director


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Popular Skills for Executive Director

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director

Pay by Experience for an Executive Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 355 salaries. An experienced Executive Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$73,000 based on 416 salaries. An Executive Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$82,000 based on 304 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$69,919

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

Executive Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Executive Director?

Executive Director in Courtenay:
"Executive Director not for profit."
Pros: I really enjoy my new career. It gives me true satisfaction to wake up every day knowing that my career choice gives my community a hand up. It is considerably better than corporate retail that I performed for 20 years. There is a considerable amount of creative freedom to perform my job daily. It is very self driven.
Cons: The biggest challenge I have had has been adapting to reporting to a board of directors. As mentioned if you are not self driven and time management focused a not for profit job would be difficult for you to perform.

Executive Director in Portage la Prairie:
"Humbling."
Pros: The people you get to meet and seeing your efforts and hard work have rewards. Flexible time.
Cons: Frustrating working for a board. No expense count.

Executive Director in Deep River:
"Great opportunities and enjoyable work."
Pros: Working with a variety of people.
Cons: So much work for such low pay.

Executive Director in Williams Lake:
"Challenging, busy, never boring."
Pros: Constant change and learning.
Cons: Office politics.

Executive Director in Geraldton:
"Variety"
Pros: Working with the community, the variety of work and seeing the successes in the people we help
Cons: Dealing with adults who act as children.

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Key Stats for Executive Director

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 265 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
C$70,000

▼10%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

Team Leadership
▲12%



▲2%


National Average
C$70,000

Budgeting
▼4%







▼12%

Administration
▼20%

Grant Writing
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 32%