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 ($103K) per year. Total cash earnings of Non-Profit CEOs range from $53K on the low end to $218K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $39K and $30K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Male Non-Profit CEOs are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too.

$53,555 - $206,709
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $102,910
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$15.08 - $86.17
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$53,555 - $206,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,811  
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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$53,266 - $218,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,938
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $86.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.88  
Overtime
$30.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,811  
   
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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$53,266 - $218,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization


American Red Cross offers the largest salaries in town ($100K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $46K to $223K.

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


Non-Profit CEOs seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in People Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Team Leadership and Administration also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Leadership are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Non-Profit CEOs. The average beginner in this position makes around $75K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $96K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $107K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $130K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,305

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, 87 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+55 percent), Los Angeles (+45 percent), Miami (+45 percent), and Atlanta (+42 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent.

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



National Average
$105,000



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

People Management
up arrow 14%


Business Development
up arrow 9%


Strategic Marketing
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Organizational Development
0%

Budget Management
0%

National Average
$105,000

Program Management
up arrow 4%


Administration
up arrow 14%

Team Leadership
up arrow 32%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 302 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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