When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $103K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga. ($77K), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($65K), and New Windsor, N.Y. ($55K) are the next top-paying cities. Austin, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $41K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to about $103K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $48K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $56K per year. Overall, the greater share of American Cancer Society (ACS) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $76K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Communications Managers, Non-Profit Development Managers, Non-Profit Program Managers, and Fundraising Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $70K per year, the other salaries come in at about $55K, approximately $52K, and about $47K, respectively. Fundraisers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $41K.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn $108K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $91K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS); American Cancer Society (ACS) awards $75K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $61K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Fundraising; slightly less than a fourth consider it a key competency. Customer Relationship Management, Event Planning, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. American Cancer Society (ACS) provides health insurance to almost all respondents, and most respondents do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at American Cancer Society (ACS) are a casual working environment, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.