Average Salary for American Cancer Society (ACS) Employees

The median salary at American Cancer Society (ACS) is $54K per year. Geography influences pay for American Cancer Society (ACS) workers the most, followed by your experience level and what you do at the company. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($74K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Ore. ($72K), Washington, DC (about $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 approximately $32K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. American Cancer Society (ACS) workers in Georgia earn the most — $74K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $56K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $41K per year on average. The largest fraction of American Cancer Society (ACS) people (42 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $68K annually on average.


Senior Event Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $56K per year; Account Representatives come in second with average earnings amounting to $52K, while Non-Profit Program Managers and Community Relations Specialists rank near the top as well (about $50K and approximately $46K, respectively). Community Relations Managers make an average about $36K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $113K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Public Accountant is rewarded with median pay of $74K per year. American Cancer Society (ACS) compensates B.A. in Communication-holders the most at $62K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Account Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $58K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; about one in five consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Event Planning, Fundraising, and Customer Relationship Management.

Benefits and Perks

It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Privileges also include flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

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