How much does a Nonprofit Executive Director make in the United States? The average Nonprofit Executive Director salary in the United States is $77,953 as of May 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $65,342 and $96,622. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Nonprofit Executive Director ?

An executive director is a chief executive officer (CEO) or managing director of an organization, company, or corporation. The title is widely used in North American non-profit organizations, though many United States nonprofits have adopted the title president or CEO. Confusion can arise because the words executive and director occur both in this title and in titles of various members of some organizations' boards of directors. The precise meanings of these terms are discussed in the board of directors article....

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Shelters to Shutters - Vienna , VA
The Executive Director (ED) will have two core areas of responsibility, fundraising and operations ... Develop new non-profit and industry partners. * Act as liaison, as needed, between Property ...
LinkedIn - 7 days ago
Boys Home of Virginia - Covington , VA
Executive Director Boys Home of Virginia Covington, VA Organizational Background Boys Home of ... executive leadership experience in not-for-profit human service organization is required ...
Recruitology - 4 days ago
Executive Director position at Ruritan National Office in Dublin, VA. Position is full time and ... An individual with diverse management experience including significant work in the non-profit area ...
Recruitology - 24 days ago
Texas Association of Museums - Fredericksburg , VA
Executive Director | The Pioneer Museum, Fredericksburg, TX Gillespie County Historical Society, 501(c)3 non-profit (dba The Pioneer Museum) Mission: To teach current and future generations the ...
JobLeads - 18 days ago
Barrett Early Learning Center - Charlottesville , VA
Barrett Early Learning Center is seeking a new Executive Director. For over 80 years, Barrett has ... Experience in management of non-profit organization(s) preferred. * Satisfactory completion of ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
Petersburg Symphony - Petersburg , VA
Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Opportunity The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is ... A bachelor's degree in Business or Arts Administration, Music, Not-for-Profit Leadership or related ...
ZipRecruiter - 7 days ago

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