Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit CEOs receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $106K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Non-Profit CEOs, total cash compensation can vary between $55K and $206K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $34K and $30K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Although just under one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Women Non-Profit CEOs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,893 - $201,321
$57K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $105,627
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50%
90%

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$14.54 - $81.27
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$25
$81
MEDIAN: $25.43
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$56,893 - $201,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,197  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,421 - $205,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $81.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$0.21 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,421 - $205,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization

A chief executive officer (CEO) of a non-profit organization is responsible for overseeing the company’s functions and employees and/or volunteers. Depending on the type of non-profit, they must also ensure that all finances are in order on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Although non-profit organizations usually have specific employees to oversee incoming and outgoing money, the CEO will be the highest-level employee who oversees such actions.

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Determine overarching goals and initiatives.
  • Establish positive relationships with stakeholders and other business leaders.
  • Drive strategic planning, business development, and fiscal operations.

Common Career Paths for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization


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For Non-Profit CEOs, a move to the Executive Director role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Executive Directors typically make $74K.

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Although American Red Cross heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $100K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $46K to $223K.

Popular Skills for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit CEOs report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Strategic Planning, People Management, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Administration also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Leadership indicates knowledge of Operations Management, Budget Management, and Fundraising.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Non-Profit CEOs with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $76K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $96K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $114K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $130K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,271

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Non-Profit CEOs, New York offers exceptional salaries, 43 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+38 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), Washington (+33 percent), and Cleveland (+32 percent). The lowest-paying market is Spokane, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (21 percent lower) and Dallas (3 percent lower).

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization?

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization in Cadillac:
"Work Conditions, Stress Level, Office Conditions."
Pros: Caring for horses while working with troubled youth.
Cons: Turning away horses or children.

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Key Stats for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲20%

▲5%

National Average
$108,000

▼12%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Project Management
▲9%


People Management
▲6%


▲4%

Strategic Marketing
▼0%

Business Development
▼0%

National Average
$108,000





▼7%

Administration
▼17%

Financial Analysis
▼35%

Event Planning
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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