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

Salaries for Non-Profit CEOs in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. Final cash compensation to Non-Profit CEOs varies from around $56K to approximately $208K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $34K and $31K, respectively. While years of experience and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent.

$57,879 - $203,025
$58K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $105,454
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$13.50 - $80.00
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MEDIAN: $25.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$57,879 - $203,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,311  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,913  
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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$56,313 - $207,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $80.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$32.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,311  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,913  
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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$56,313 - $207,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

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

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


American Red Cross does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $100K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $46K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $223K.

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


Survey results imply that Non-Profit CEOs deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Strategic Planning and Team Leadership are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 23 percent. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Project Management 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

Pay by Experience for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 240 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 280 salaries. An experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 537 salaries. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 513 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,210

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Non-Profit CEOs, 60 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+40 percent), Boston (+38 percent), and Cleveland (+32 percent). Non-Profit CEOs' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Non-Profit CEOs in Spokane bring in salaries that are 29 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (23 percent lower) and Dallas (6 percent lower).

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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 161 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
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

▼10%

▼29%

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

People Management
▲23%



▲5%


Business Development
▼0%

National Average
$108,000




▼6%


Administration
▼17%

Project Management
▼21%

Financial Analysis
▼35%

Event Planning
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 24%
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