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

Average pay for a Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $102K per year. Total cash compensation for Non-Profit CEOs runs from $53K to $218K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $38K and profit sharing that can reach almost $25K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career length and the particular employer. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Men make up a slight majority of Non-Profit CEOs (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, roughly one in five claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$53,003 - $205,195
(Median)
$53K
$100K
$210K
MEDIAN: $102,142
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$15.03 - $81.66
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$53,003 - $205,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,267  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,236  
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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$52,846 - $218,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,682
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Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $81.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,267  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,236  
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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$52,846 - $218,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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


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 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.


For many Non-Profit CEOs, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $73K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $96K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $108K on average. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $128K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Non-Profit CEOs, 73 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+57 percent), Miami (+51 percent), Atlanta (+51 percent), and Philadelphia (+34 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 298 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: 20%
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