Average Experienced Executive Director Salary in Canada

C$77,694
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$5,176
Bonus
C$27,500
Commission
C$5,087
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Executive Director in Canada is C$77,694.
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MEDIAN C$77,694
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Salary
C$50k - C$127k
Bonus
C$495 - C$30k
Profit Sharing
C$2k - C$30k
Commission
C$0 - C$28k
Total Pay
C$50k - C$131k

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Job Description for Executive Director

Executive Director Tasks
  • Direct and track operational budget decisions to increase strategic reach and report findings to the Board of Directors.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with the press, partners, the community and clients.
  • Supervise department heads and conduct performance reviews.
  • Develop, maintain, expand and promote departments, services and offerings.
  • Analyze operations to enhance efficiency and meet strategic goals.

Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Director

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Executive Director

Skills in Leadership and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fundraising, Operations Management and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director

An entry-level Executive Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$58,989 based on 28 salaries. An early career Executive Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,100 based on 510 salaries. A mid-career Executive Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$66,731 based on 610 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$84,938.
Employees with Executive Director in their job title in Montréal, Québec earn an average of 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (28.6% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (15.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,851 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.5%
Early Career
27.6%
Mid Career
33.0%
Late Career
38.0%