Entry-Level Executive Director Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Executive Directors sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Executive Directors range from $34K on the low end to $100K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $19K and $21K, respectively. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Executive Directors survey respondents are women (71 percent). Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little more than half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,977 - $99,709
$35K
$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,285
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$13.55 - $33.34
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$0$101K
Salary $34,977 - $99,709
Bonus $0.00 - $19,656
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,608
Commission $1,745 - $25,760
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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$34,059 - $101,340
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,160
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.55 - $33.34
Hourly Tips $5.29
Overtime $0.00 - $45.39
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $0.00 - $19,656
Commission $1,745 - $25,760
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,608
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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$34,059 - $101,340
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 201

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Executive Director Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Director


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. offers the most; Entry-Level Executive Directors earn $76K on average there.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,227

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

For Entry-Level Executive Directors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Executive Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Detroit (+30 percent), Washington (+30 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), and Houston (+25 percent). Oklahoma City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Cincinnati and Charlotte are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Executive Director Advice

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

Executive Director in Atlanta:
"Do what you love and love what you do."
Figure out the money. If you make your numbers, you can do most anything you want.

Executive Director in Henderson:
"Harder than you think."
This job involves more hours than you can imagine.

Executive Director in Columbia:
"You can do it."
Pick a worthy mission and start chipping away at it. Rome wasn't conquered in a day.

Executive Director in Bozeman:
"Delegate!"
Train others in all that you do.

Executive Director in Verndale:
"No pay."
Don't work so hard.

Executive Director in Philadelphia:
"Be a Business Major."
Get a business undergraduate degree and a masters in the field you want to spend your life in.

Executive Director in Toms River:
"Things to focus on."
Very important to manage relationship. Be a great listener. Focus on fiscal discipline and then focus on building better leadership in the programs. Manage the vocabulary and communication with staff, community, and the Board. It is not necessarily what you say, but how you say it.

Key Stats for Executive Director

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 387 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

▲6%




Budgeting
▲1%

National Average
$56,000




Project Management
▼5%


Marketing Communications
▼6%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼9%

▼11%

Grant Writing
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 387 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 44%
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