When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($65K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Boston, Mass. (around $50K), St. Louis, Mo. (about $43K), and Cincinnati, Ohio ($42K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Dayton, Ohio; in fact, at $33K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Alzheimer's Association pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $64K per year.
Associate Directors of Non-Profit Organizations are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $65K annually; Non-Profit Program Directors, Social Workers, and Outreach and Education Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $50K, $46K, and about $46K, respectively. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators at Alzheimer's Association do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($38K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $49K per year. The largest slice of the Alzheimer's Association workforce (45 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $43K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $96K per year. On average, salaries rise to about $58K annually for accredited Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Those with a Master of Science (MS) at Alzheimer's Association come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $78K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Training; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $62K annually. Fundraising also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Budget Management, Event Planning, and Project Management.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
29 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in five employees can take paid time off for illness. Alzheimer's Association workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Alzheimer's Association provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.