When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K per year) can be spotted in Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga. ($73K), Washington, DC (approximately $69K), and Chicago, Ill. (around $61K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Austin, Texas — at $32K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Georgia, where salaries average out at about $72K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $57K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $40K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of American Cancer Society (ACS) employees (44 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $66K per year on average.
Account Representatives earn the highest median pay at $55K annually, followed by Non-Profit Program Managers ($50K), Community Relations Specialists (about $46K), and Fundraisers (around $36K). American Cancer Society (ACS) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Community Relations Managers ($36K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $76K per year. On average, salaries rise to $74K annually for accredited Certified Public Accountants. Regarding salaries and education, American Cancer Society (ACS) pays those with a B.A. in Communication the most — about $62K.
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 approximately $68K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at American Cancer Society (ACS) is Customer Relationship Management, with just under a fifth considering it a key competency. Fundraising, Project Management, and Account Management round out the set of key employee skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of American Cancer Society (ACS)'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in five employees get sick leave. With an eye toward the future, American Cancer Society (ACS) offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and a strong majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance and flexible hours.