Average Executive Director Salary in South Africa

R986,563
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R101,736
Bonus
R96,675
Commission
R165,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Executive Director in South Africa is R986,563.
10%
R360k
MEDIAN
R987k
90%
R2m
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Salary
R360k - R2m
Bonus
R25k - R594k
Profit Sharing
R367 - R507k
Commission
R0 - R97k
Total Pay
R370k - R2m

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Job Description for Executive Director

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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Popular Skills for Executive Director

Skills in Leadership and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategy Development, Strategic Planning and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director

An entry-level Executive Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R400,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Executive Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R600,810 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Executive Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R921,933 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Executive Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R989,699 based on 196 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R1,218,140.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 522 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
13.4%
Mid Career
19.0%
Experienced
37.5%
Late Career
29.1%