Director Non-Profit Organization Salary

Earnings for Non-Profit Directors in the United States come in at around $60K per year on average. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,840 - $93,699
$38K
$62K
$94K
MEDIAN: $61,635
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$13.45 - $20.17
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MEDIAN: $14.08
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$0$95K
Salary $37,840 - $93,699
Bonus $0.00 - $8,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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$35,928 - $95,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 171
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $14.08
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,000
Profit Sharing $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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$35,928 - $95,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Director Non-Profit Organization

The director of a non-profit organization serves as figurehead, spokesperson, and leader for their organization. They are the point person for their entire organization, serving as its representative with the board of directors, media, staff, the public, funders, and regulatory agencies. As such, this executive manager plays several crucial roles. A non-profit director must be passionate for the agency's mission and be able to articulately express its vision and advocate on its behalf. The non-profit director should possess exemplary communication skills, since fundraising and public speaking are required. The director typically works in an office staffed at least with an executive assistant; however, much of the director's time likely will be spent away from the office in off-site meetings. Most of their work is conducted during typical business hours, but attendance at board meetings and other functions may require evening hours. Some travel to industry conferences and other pertinent events should be expected.

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Director Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Oversee the programs run by the organization, manage daily activities, and coordinate the staff.
  • Act as the organization's spokesperson, participate in fundraising, and represent the organization at events.
  • Administer the organization's budget, making sure funds are used effectively.
  • Develop and put into practice policies consistent with the organization's vision and mission statement.
  • Attend board of directors meetings, report activities, request input, and discuss recommendations from the board.

Common Career Paths for Director Non-Profit Organization


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Non-Profit Directors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Non-Profit Executive Director. Median pay for Non-Profit Executive Directors is $60K.

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Popular Skills for Director Non-Profit Organization


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Microsoft Office, Program Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Fundraising, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Budget Management also know Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Non-Profit Organization

Pay by Experience for a Director Non-Profit Organization has a positive trend. An entry-level Director Non-Profit Organization with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 57 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director Non-Profit Organization with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Director Non-Profit Organization which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 77 salaries. A Director Non-Profit Organization with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,361

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Non-Profit Directors, 60 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+52 percent), San Francisco (+49 percent), Los Angeles (+42 percent), and New York (+32 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Non-Profit Directors is geography, with workers in Rochester earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Director Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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National Average
$61,000

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Skills That Affect Director Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲17%

National Average
$61,000





Windows Operating System General Use
▼9%



▼18%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 16%
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