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

Wages for Non-Profit CEOs in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. Cash earnings for Non-Profit CEOs — including $40K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $224K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though years of experience and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Non-Profit CEOs (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Non-Profit CEOs largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory.

$51,380 - $213,591
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$51K
$100K
$210K
MEDIAN: $101,758
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$15.07 - $81.09
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$81
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$51,380 - $213,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,838  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,271  
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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$51,285 - $224,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,570
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Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $81.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,838  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,271  
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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$51,285 - $224,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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

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

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Non-Profit CEOs who take an Executive Director role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Executive Directors is usually $74K.

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


Survey results suggest that Non-Profit CEOs use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Strategic Planning, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Financial Analysis and Fundraising as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in Organizational Development, Budget Management, and Fundraising. Most people who know Operations Management also know Budget Management.

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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Non-Profit CEOs. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $72K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $97K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $106K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $129K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for Non-Profit CEOs, 66 percent higher than the national average. Non-Profit CEOs will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+63 percent), New York (+63 percent), Philadelphia (+45 percent), and Miami (+38 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 11 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Sacramento (3 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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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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Experience Affects Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$103,000



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

People Management
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Budget Management
0%

Organizational Development
0%

Strategic Marketing
0%

National Average
$103,000

Operations Management
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Program Management
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 304 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%