Executive Director in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Salaries for Washington Executive Directors are generous, with average pay above six figures ($137K) per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men working as Executive Directors in Washington who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Executive Directors in Washington, District of Columbia. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$68,013 - $214,532
$68K
$140K
$210K
MEDIAN: $137,256
10%
50%
90%

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$23.00 - $112.50
$35
MEDIAN: $35.00
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$0$245K
Salary $68,013 - $214,532
Bonus $1,026 - $50,251
Profit Sharing $6,500
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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$67,350 - $245,341
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data $0$112
Hourly Rate $35.00
Overtime $49.50
Annual Data $0$245K
Bonus $1,026 - $50,251
Profit Sharing $6,500
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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$67,350 - $245,341
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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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 $73,000 based on 22 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 $116,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Executive Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 75 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 $165,000 based on 63 salaries.

Key Stats for Executive Director

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

▲17%

National Average
$140,000

▼4%

▼18%

▼48%

Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$140,000





▼11%

Marketing Communications
▼11%

Project Management
▼13%




Senior Financial Management
▼22%


▼29%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 15%
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