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Most nonprofit salary reports use data for relatively few organizations. Our report analyzes salaries and benefits from over two hundred thousand individual observations from nearly one hundred and twenty four thousand organizations.

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How this nonprofit compensation guide can help you

For human resources

Benchmark compensation, understand how much nonprofit executives should be paid

For nonprofit leaders

Establish and demonstrate appropriate salaries and benefits

For consultants

Help nonprofit clients establish appropriate compensation

For grantmakers

Benchmark the compensation offered by your applicants and grantees

For researchers

Define and analyze trends in nonprofit compensation

Most comprehensive compensation report available

  • Compensation analysis on 501(c)(3) organizations and other subsections by budget size, cause area, and gender
  • Compensation data on 14 top leadership positions, including CEO, CFO, and more
  • Compensation breakdowns by the national, state, and 282 metropolitan statistical areas
  • In-depth incumbent compensation analysis
  • An executive summary showing compensation trends and insights at a glance
  • 200,302 observations from 123,586 nonprofits*
*990 and 990-EZ filers only

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Find compensation analysis for 14 executive leadership positions and example titles included in each category.

  • CEO/Executive director
  • Top administrative position
  • Top business position
  • Top development position
  • Top education/training position
  • Top facilities position
  • Top financial position
  • Top HR position
  • Top legal position
  • Top marketing position
  • Top operations position
  • Top program position
  • Top public relations/communications position
  • Top technology position

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