Average Salary for American Cancer Society (ACS) Employees

The typical salary at American Cancer Society (ACS) is $52K per year. American Cancer Society (ACS) paychecks are largely negotiated based on geography, though your experience level and what you do at the company are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

American Cancer Society (ACS) typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: American Cancer Society (ACS)
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Administrative Assistant (7)
$25,922 - $47,361  
[-]Administrative Assistant (7)
Total Pay$25,922 - $47,361  
[+]Account Representative (3)
$36,870 - $77,239  
[+]Account Representative (3)
Salary$35,757 - $76,313  
Total Pay$36,870 - $77,239  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
$40,210 - $77,462  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
Total Pay$40,210 - $77,462  
[+]Community Relations Manager (2)
$28,826 - $50,273  
[+]Community Relations Manager (2)
Salary$28,574 - $49,309  
Total Pay$28,826 - $50,273  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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About This Company

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K annually) can be spotted in Tampa; Atlanta (about $75K), Houston (around $67K), and Washington, DC (approximately $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($32K) in Austin, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, American Cancer Society (ACS) employees make the most in Georgia, earning $74K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at American Cancer Society (ACS) for between five and ten years earn $55K on average. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $39K. The largest slice of the American Cancer Society (ACS) workforce (40 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns approximately $67K annually.


Account Representatives are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $55K; Business Development Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $48K, followed by Community Relations Specialists earning around $46K and Business Development Representatives making about $42K. Financial compensation for Community Relations Managers is rather low — only $36K — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $76K for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Public Accountants also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $74K per year. American Cancer Society (ACS) compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at $67K annually.


Employees who count Business Development among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $85K. Customer Relationship Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a little less than a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Project Management, Fundraising, and Event Planning round out the set of key employee skills.


American Cancer Society (ACS)'s employees are largely female (the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

American Cancer Society (ACS) lets only 38 percent take paid vacation and only one in four workers take sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at American Cancer Society (ACS), including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of workers, and a fair portion of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include life insurance and flexible hours.

Key Stats for American Cancer Society (ACS)


84 %
16 %
$33,143 - $71,746
$34,626 - $86,500
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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