$76,941
Avg. Salary
$24.39
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$8,328

Bonus

$6,011

Profit Sharing

$10,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Executive Director is $24.39 per hour.

The average pay for an Executive Director is $76,941 per year.

$14.58
10%
$24.39
50%
$48.33
90%
MEDIAN $24.39
$43k
10%
$77k
50%
$166k
90%
MEDIAN $76,941
$43,143 - $165,726
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MEDIAN: $76,941
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$14.58 - $48.33
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$0$181K
Salary $43,143 - $165,726
Bonus $487 - $55,958
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $48,070
Commission $1,527 - $59,432
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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$41,995 - $181,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18,998
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $14.58 - $48.33
Hourly Tips $5.29
Overtime $0.00 - $59.38
Annual Data $0$181K
Bonus $487 - $55,958
Commission $1,527 - $59,432
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $48,070
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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$41,995 - $181,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 912

Job Description for Executive Director

Executive directors typically act as senior managers of organizations and businesses. Their responsibilities and duties can vary depending on where these professionals work; however, most duties are universal. Executive directors help to design, develop, and implement strategic plans to help their company work in a cost- and time-efficient manner. They are also responsible for overseeing day-to-day activity for the company, as well as developing future plans.

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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.

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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 $55,000 based on 2,114 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 $68,000 based on 2,631 salaries. An experienced Executive Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 3,900 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 $99,000 based on 2,586 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,056

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

Executive Director Advice

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

Executive Director in Seattle:
"Skills and demand."
Be prepared , study , focus it is rewarding.

Executive Director in Austin:
"Stress Level."
Surround yourself with strong people and work as a team.

Executive Director in Long Beach:
"Pay Attention To The Small Things."
Observe, communicate in a positive manner and treat others as you would like to be treated. Know how to complete government budgets and also how to review agency budgets and financial reports. Should have property management skills as we have 21 properties that include 60 living units each a minimum of 1 bedroom.

Executive Director in Whittier:
"Ability To Strengthen Community, Work With Diverse Group."
Pros: Making a difference, people, variety.
Cons: Financial stress, lack of resources, controlling supervisor.

Executive Director in Greenville:
"Reach Out To Others."
Don't be afraid to reach out and ask a lot of questions. Others in your industry with more experience are always willing to help.

Executive Director in Houston:
"Board involvement less than expected."
Take time to recruit new board members and develop them.

Executive Director in Knoxville:
"Quality of relationships is key."
Work hard and lead well.

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Key Stats for Executive Director

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3489 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

▲28%

▲10%

National Average
$77,000

▼12%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3489 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 31%