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Executive director salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $86,052
Low $50,937
High $145,376
Profit sharing
$9,500per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a executive director is $86,052 per year in the United States and $9,500 profit sharing per year.6.9k salaries reported, updated at December 3, 2022

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Top companies for Executive Directors in United States

  1. UBS
    2,251 reviews5 salaries reported
    $245,720per year
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Highest paying cities for Executive Directors near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $120,159 per year
    104 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $106,558 per year
    82 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $100,776 per year
    46 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $99,197 per year
    60 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $98,822 per year
    85 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $97,391 per year
    14 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $90,699 per year
    78 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $87,106 per year
    29 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $85,540 per year
    15 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
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Pharmacy Residency
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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 $84,086 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Executive Director

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