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Nonprofit Social Service Directors


Salaries in nonprofit work are typically lower than those paid for comparable work in the for-profit sector. In addition, salaries in the nonprofit sector vary tremendously depending on the size, location, and purpose of the organization. Large, high-profile nonprofits with specialized staff and budgets in the millions of dollars, for example, may pay directors well over $100,000, but six-figure salaries are still the exception in this field. According to, the median annual income in March 2020 for social service directors with one to four years of experience was $54,759. The lowest paid directors earned $40,000 and highest paid directors earned $80,000 or more.

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