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.