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

Non-Profit CEOs in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $102K per year on average. Cash earnings for Non-Profit CEOs — including $40K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $52K to $223K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Non-Profit CEOs making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part.

$52,385 - $209,177
(Median)
$52K
$100K
$210K
MEDIAN: $101,954
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$15.07 - $81.09
(Median)
$15
$29
$81
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$52,385 - $209,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,794  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,271  
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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$52,397 - $222,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,622
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $81.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,794  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,271  
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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$52,397 - $222,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.

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Non-Profit CEOs may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Executive Director. The average pay for an Executive Director is $73K.

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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to 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, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Fundraising and Program Management also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know Budget Management. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in Organizational Development, 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $73K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $95K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $107K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $128K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


For Non-Profit CEOs, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 85 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+63 percent), Washington (+60 percent), Miami (+52 percent), and Philadelphia (+36 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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%



Operations Management
0%

Organizational Development
0%

National Average
$104,000

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%



Financial Analysis
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 302 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
30%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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