Executive Director

Executive Director Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$118,000
$57,000
Min 10%
$118,000
Median 50%
$241,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Macquarie Holdings
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does an executive director make?
Executive Directors in America make an average salary of $118,287 per year or $56.87 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $57,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $241,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Executive Directors are Health Care companies and Internet companies. Some of the states with the best Executive Director salaries are Hawaii, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Rhode Island. The typical employment for an Executive Director is 4.5 years.

Average Executive Director Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries an Executive Director makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Executive Directors are in Health Care companies and Internet companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Executive Directors are Macquarie Holdings and Chanel. In addition, companies like Stanford Health Care and Southcoast Health report highly competitive salaries for Executive Directors.

Average Executive Director Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Executive Director in the United States is $118,287 per year or $56.87 per hour. Working in New York, NY as an Executive Director will pay you the highest wages at around $152,362 per year. Even an entry-level Executive Director makes $62,000 per year in New York, NY. Some of the states with the best Executive Director salaries are Hawaii, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, and District of Columbia. The lowest earning states are Kentucky, Wyoming, Arkansas, Vermont, and Mississippi.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
New York, NY
$152,362
2
Jersey City, NJ
$152,306
3
Palo Alto, CA
$146,495
4
Baltimore, MD
$145,884
5
Philadelphia, PA
$142,489

Average Executive Director Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Executive Director works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Insurance companies, Hospitality companies, and Finance companies pay their Executive Directors well. Insurance companies pay Executive Directors an average salary of $135,907, Hospitality companies pay $130,613, and Finance companys come in at $126,875. The average salary for Executive Directors in the Non Profits industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $106,997.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Insurance
$135,907
2
Hospitality
$130,613
3
Finance
$126,875
4
Health Care
$120,387
5
Media
$108,167

Recently Added Executive Director Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Step, Inc.
Executive Director
01/31/2020
$68,000
Portland, OR
01/31/2020
$50,000
The Salvation Army
Executive Director
01/28/2020
$65,000
Mission Mountain Enterprises Inc.
Executive Director
01/28/2020
$65,000
Customs and Border Protection
Executive Director
01/26/2020
$131,239
State of North Carolina
Executive Director
Durham, NC
01/26/2020
$138,158
University of California
Executive Director
Los Angeles, CA
01/24/2020
$63,900
Executive Director
01/23/2020
$197,300
Austin, TX
01/23/2020
$85,000
Rockland County Sewer District
Executive Director
01/23/2020
$140,317
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