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

Compensation for Non-Profit CEOs in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($106K). Final cash compensation to Non-Profit CEOs varies from around $57K to approximately $207K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $33K and $31K, respectively. While experience level and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Non-Profit CEOs largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$57,867 - $201,884
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MEDIAN: $106,331
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$13.50 - $80.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$57,867 - $201,884  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $32,973  
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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$56,506 - $206,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,205
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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 - $32,973  
   
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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$56,506 - $206,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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Non-Profit CEOs may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Executive Director. That position usually brings in $74K.

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Non-Profit CEOs seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at American Red Cross, where the median salary comes to $100K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($46K) and those starting out ($223K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

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


Non-Profit CEOs seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Strategic Planning, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Leadership also tend to know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Non-Profit CEOs. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $77K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $97K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $113K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $130K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,782

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

For those looking to make money, Non-Profit CEOs in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 59 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+39 percent), Boston (+38 percent), and Cleveland (+32 percent). Compared to the national average, Spokane Non-Profit CEOs have considerably lower salaries, 29 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (23 percent lower) and Dallas (7 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 163 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲20%

▲4%

National Average
$109,000

▼11%

▼29%

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

People Management
▲22%



▲4%

National Average
$109,000



Business Development
▼1%



▼6%


Administration
▼17%

Project Management
▼22%

Financial Analysis
▼36%

Event Planning
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 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
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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