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

Non-Profit CEOs in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102K) surpassing six figures annually. Final cash compensation to Non-Profit CEOs varies from around $51K to approximately $223K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $39K and $25K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. 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. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$51,461 - $210,643
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MEDIAN: $101,019
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$14.97 - $75.50
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$51,461 - $210,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,748  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,342  
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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$51,360 - $223,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,407
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $75.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,748  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,342  
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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$51,360 - $223,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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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Popular Skills for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit CEOs report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Strategic Planning, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 17 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Program Management and Fundraising also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in Budget Management, Organizational Development, 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.


For many Non-Profit CEOs, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $74K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $97K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $105K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $127K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Non-Profit CEOs, 112 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+70 percent), Atlanta (+61 percent), Miami (+59 percent), and Los Angeles (+44 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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

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
$102,000



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

People Management
up arrow 28%



Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Organizational Development
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$102,000

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

Fundraising
up arrow 4%

Program Management
up arrow 8%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 311 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
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%