Average Salary for American Cancer Society (ACS) Employees

A salary of $52K annually is the median rate at American Cancer Society (ACS). American Cancer Society (ACS) paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your job title and geography are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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American Cancer Society (ACS) Median Salary by Job


Community Relations Manager
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Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
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Fundraising Manager
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Development Manager, Non-Profit Organization
3 profiles

Sr. Administrative Assistant
3 profiles

Communications Manager
3 profiles

Special Events Manager
2 profiles

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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2017
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Years of Experience

Average pay is around $59K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of American Cancer Society (ACS) people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $45K annually on average.


Directors of Community Relations are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $87K per year on average; Communications Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $63K, followed by Non-Profit Development Managers earning $53K and Non-Profit Program Managers making $50K. Community Relations Managers make an average $40K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $84K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga. (about $78K), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($65K), and New York, N.Y. (around $54K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($41K) in Austin, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, American Cancer Society (ACS) employees make the most in Illinois, earning approximately $84K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $108K annually for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $91K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, American Cancer Society (ACS) pays those with a Master of Education (MEd) the most — $85K.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $57K annually. Fundraising is a popular skill among American Cancer Society (ACS) workers, with one-fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Customer Relationship Management, Event Planning, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for a large number of workers. American Cancer Society (ACS) also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for American Cancer Society (ACS)


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$38,045 - $64,231
$39,551 - $100,105

Job Satisfaction

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