Entry-Level Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors sits in the ballpark of $52K annually. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors varies from around $31K to approximately $85K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K. Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. For the most part, Entry-Level Non-Profit Executive Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by close to one-half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,248 - $85,938
$31K
$51K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,337
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$12.17 - $26.06
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$26
MEDIAN: $17.85
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$0$85K
Salary $31,248 - $85,938
Bonus $0.00 - $9,749
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,698
Commission $3,143
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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$30,668 - $85,574
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 885
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $12.17 - $26.06
Overtime $26.25
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,749
Commission $3,143
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,698
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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$30,668 - $85,574
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 80

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Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Knoxville:
"Do what you love."
Follow your mission for work and life, be accountable and honest, continue to learn and grow.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in St. Augustine:
"Changing of the Guard."
New Presidents and Board members changing every 2 years or more, possessing different levels of management and work experience make it extremely difficult to maintain continuity in an organization and the workplace. Do the best you can by making decisions based on what you know at the time, as you will seldom receive input, if even responses from Board members. Don't delay the decisions. Treat the organization as if it were your own company, and as if it makes a difference to the quality of life for many people.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Los Angeles:
"The degree of flexibility one needs."
Breathe, take care of yourself, for situations will always be there.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Palatine:
"Attitudes toward non-profit leadership wages."
Realize there is a pervasive attitude that leaders in the non-profit world should not make very much money for their work. You will constantly need to defend your value and worth and the work of your organization.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Crossville:
"Try to avoid a micromanaging board."
Contract should outline job description, not hours limitation.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Orlando:
"More about fund raising."
Use all your contacts, work everyday to meet leaders in our community, remain positive and always have goals so you know where you are going. Perks of this job are endless because the people/patients you meet have been diagnosed with the worst cancers in the world but they effect the most wonderful women you will ever meet. What we do at WGCA is save lives and I go home everyday feeling like I have worked to accomplish something significant.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Houston:
"How important Careers in Health & Human Services are needed."
Get direct experience working with clients and listening to their issues.

Key Stats for Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
31%
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Skills That Affect Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Budget Management
▲9%

Organizational Development
▲8%

Operations Management
▲7%

Business Development
▲6%

Leadership
▲5%

Administration
▲2%

Fundraising
▲1%

Strategic Planning
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Public Speaking
▼1%

Event Planning
▼4%

Media / Public Relations
▼4%

Marketing Communications
▼4%

Program Management
▼8%

Grant Writing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 49%
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