Non-Profit CEOs in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $106K annually. Final cash compensation to Non-Profit CEOs varies from around $55K to approximately $207K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $35K and $28K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career length and the individual firm. Women Non-Profit CEOs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Some workers in this field — slightly more than a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $105,664
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$14.49 - $81.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$56,039 - $202,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,571  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $27,500  
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$55,029 - $207,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,450
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Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $81.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$0.21 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,571  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $27,500  
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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$55,029 - $207,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization

A chief executive officer (CEO) of a non-profit organization is responsible for overseeing the company’s functions and employees and/or volunteers. Depending on the type of non-profit, they must also ensure that all finances are in order on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Although non-profit organizations usually have specific employees to oversee incoming and outgoing money, the CEO will be the highest-level employee who oversees such actions.

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

  • 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 considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Executive Director position, where pay tends to be around $74K.

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Employees of American Red Cross can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $100K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $46K to $223K.

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


Survey results imply that Non-Profit CEOs deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Project Management, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 64 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Administration also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed 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.


Non-Profit CEOs generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $77K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $96K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $113K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $132K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $108,171

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With a pay rate for Non-Profit CEOs that is 42 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Non-Profit CEOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+39 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), Denver (+33 percent), and Washington (+33 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 19 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Pittsburgh and Seattle (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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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
$108,000



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

People Management
up arrow 64%

Project Management
up arrow 9%



Leadership
up arrow 4%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

Business Development
0%

National Average
$108,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Organizational Development
up arrow 3%



Administration
up arrow 17%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 35%

Event Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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