When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $69K annually) can be spotted in Dayton, Ohio; Fort Worth, Texas ($52K), Washington, DC (around $48K), and Harrisburg, Pa. (approximately $46K) are the next top-paying cities. St. Louis, Mo. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $32K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of District of Columbia; salaries there average to $48K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $48K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $36K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $42K annually on average.
Grant Writers earn the highest median pay at around $51K per year, followed by Executive Directors (approximately $50K), Directors of Non-Profit Development ($50K), and Non-Profit Program Directors (around $39K). Financial compensation for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators is rather low — on average only about $33K — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $35K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to approximately $33K per year for accredited First Aid Administrators. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) awards $62K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Fundraising seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $55K annually. Grant Writing also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Project Management, Budget Management, and Marketing Communications as well.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 44 percent receiving paid vacation and close to one-third of workers receiving sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. At Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), the larger part of survey participants have health insurance, and the larger part of respondents have dental coverage. Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a defined benefit retirement plan.