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 ($102K) per year. In the world of Non-Profit CEOs, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $218K at the top; this can include more than $36K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the particular employer. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Men make up a slight majority of Non-Profit CEOs (50 percent) who responded to the survey. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Non-Profit CEOs are happy with their jobs.

$52,931 - $205,347
(Median)
$53K
$100K
$210K
MEDIAN: $102,194
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$15.07 - $81.09
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$29
$81
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$52,931 - $205,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,307  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,202  
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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$52,577 - $218,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,688
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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 - $36,307  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,202  
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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$52,577 - $218,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.

Common Career Paths for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization


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Compensation may take a strong hit for Non-Profit CEOs who move to positions like Executive Director. Executive Directors usually make $73K.

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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with People Management, Strategic Planning, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 12 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Administration and Fundraising also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Leadership also 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.


Non-Profit CEOs who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $73K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $96K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $107K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $127K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Non-Profit CEOs, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Non-Profit CEOs will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+53 percent), Miami (+51 percent), Atlanta (+36 percent), and Philadelphia (+34 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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
$104,000



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

People Management
up arrow 26%



Organizational Development
0%

Strategic Marketing
0%

National Average
$104,000

Operations Management
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Budget Management
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Program Management
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Administration
up arrow 12%

Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 299 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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