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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. With some bonuses approaching $40K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $25K, overall incomes of Non-Profit CEOs spread between $52K and $223K depending on individual performance. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, approximately one in five claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Male Non-Profit CEOs are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$51,997 - $208,955
(Median)
$52K
$100K
$210K
MEDIAN: $101,790
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$15.41 - $81.66
(Median)
$15
$30
$82
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary 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$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$51,997 - $208,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,816  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,306  
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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$52,091 - $222,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $81.66  
   
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 - $39,816  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,306  
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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$52,091 - $222,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

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


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Non-Profit CEOs may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Executive Director. That position usually brings in $73K.

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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 27 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 Leadership also know Organizational Development, Budget Management, and Fundraising. Most people experienced in Operations Management also know Budget Management.

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 $74K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $94K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $107K. Non-Profit CEOs who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $128K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Non-Profit CEOs, New York offers exceptional salaries, 85 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+63 percent), Washington (+61 percent), Miami (+56 percent), and Philadelphia (+36 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 11 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
$103,000



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

People Management
up arrow 27%



Budget Management
0%

Organizational Development
0%

National Average
$103,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

Program Management
up arrow 4%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 305 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
43%

Common Health Benefits

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