The highest average salaries go to Directors of Non-Profit Development, who bring in close to $66K per year, though Public Relations Managers are not far behind at $50K along with Social Workers ($45K) and Fundraising Managers (about $43K). On the lower end are Accounting Managers at around $40K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $62K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Santa Barbara, Calif. (around $54K), Baltimore, Md. ($50K), and Fairfax, Va. (approximately $48K) are the next top-paying cities. St. Louis, Mo. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $40K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to $62K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $45K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $43K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Social Workers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $45K annually. Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisions also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $42K per year. The best paid folks at Alzheimer's Association have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $43K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Budget Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $65K per year. Event Planning is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over one in five of Alzheimer's Association's people use it regularly. Fundraising, Program Management, and Marketing Communications round out the set of key employee skills.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 29 percent. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.