When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $69K per year) can be spotted in Dayton, Ohio; Fort Worth, Texas (approximately $52K), Washington, DC (about $48K), and Harrisburg, Pa. ($46K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in St. Louis, Mo.; in fact, at $32K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of District of Columbia earn the most, taking home $48K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $48K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $36K annually. 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 approximately $42K per year on average.
Grant Writers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $51K annually on average; Executive Directors are next on the list, bringing in close to around $50K, followed by Directors of Non-Profit Development earning $50K and Non-Profit Program Directors making around $39K. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators at Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $33K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $35K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to First Aid Administrators with credentials; these people earn $33K annually on average. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in $62K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Fundraising; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $55K annually. Grant Writing is regularly seen around here; close to a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Project Management, Budget Management, and Marketing Communications are also desirable skills.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
44 percent have paid vacation, and only about a third of workers can take paid time off for illness. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. Perks cover health insurance for a fair number of survey participants and dental coverage for a majority of workers. Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) folks also make good use of flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a defined benefit retirement plan.