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Executive director salary in United States

How much does an Executive Director make in the United States?

Average base salary

$89,669
Average $89,669
Low $49,696
High $161,795
Profit sharing
$9,500per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a executive director is $89,669 per year in the United States and $9,500 profit sharing per year.10.7k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for Executive Directors in United States

  1. Gilead Sciences
    3.6
    551 reviews10 salaries reported
    $312,207per year
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Highest paying cities for Executive Directors near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $149,703 per year
    198 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $126,334 per year
    99 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $114,618 per year
    27 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $104,833 per year
    47 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $103,233 per year
    71 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $99,182 per year
    54 salaries reported
  1. Baltimore, MD
    $98,166 per year
    35 salaries reported
  2. Portland, OR
    $93,063 per year
    123 salaries reported
  3. Denton, TX
    $84,419 per year
    9 salaries reported
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Where can an Executive Director earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Executive Directors

Top certifications
BC/BE
+70.84%salary
Top skills
Pharmacy Residency
+85.50%salary
Top specialties
Dietetics
+90.36%salary

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Most common benefits for Executive Directors

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 523 ratings

69% of Executive Directors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Average $104,264 per year

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