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 ($103K). 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. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half 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.

$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

  • 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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As Non-Profit CEOs transition into upper-level roles like Executive Director, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Executive Directors will usually earn $74K.

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


Although American Red Cross heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $100K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $46K to $223K.

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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. Most people skilled in Leadership are similarly competent 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $75K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $96K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $107K on average. 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.

Surpassing the national average by 87 percent, Non-Profit CEOs in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Non-Profit CEOs will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+55 percent), Los Angeles (+45 percent), Miami (+45 percent), and Atlanta (+42 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 12 percent below the national average.

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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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