Executive Director in Des Moines, Iowa Salary

An Executive Director in Des Moines, Iowa earns an average salary of $82,500 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Administration and Operations Management.

$59,180 - $154,655
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Salary $59,180 - $154,655
Bonus $11,250
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$55,624 - $192,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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.

About Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County, Iowa
210,317
Male:
103,726 (49.3%)
Female:
106,591 (50.7%)
Des Moines /dᵻˈmɔɪn/ is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is located on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks." The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States with 599,789 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Des Moines is a major center of the U.S. insurance industry and has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city was credited as the "number one...
Des Moines:
$49,072
Iowa:
$54,736
$781
Des Moines:
$119,500
Iowa:
$136,100
5.3%

Executive Director Job Listings

Key Stats for Executive Director

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
44%

Experience Affects Executive Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
▼16%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Executive Director Salaries

National Average
$95,000

Administration
▼3%

Operations Management
▼4%

Organizational Development
▼21%

Leadership
▼25%

Strategic Planning
▼25%

Budgeting
▼29%

People Management
▼32%

Budget Management
▼33%

Fundraising
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 8%