Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit COOs in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $97K annually, but may range from $57K to $178K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit COOs is high. Female Non-Profit COOs survey participants are more prevalent than men — 60 percent of professionals. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,863 - $172,236
$59K
$97K
$170K
MEDIAN: $97,107
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$10.14 - $45.46
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$0$177K
Salary $58,863 - $172,236
Bonus $-0.49 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $6,000
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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$57,307 - $177,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 353
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $10.14 - $45.46
Overtime $48.00
Annual Data $0$177K
Bonus $-0.49 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $6,000
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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$57,307 - $177,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization

A chief operating officer in a non-profit organization makes sure that an organization’s operations are running smoothly and that they coincide with the company’s mission. Since this is a high-level position, it usually requires having worked many years in the field. The chief operating officer (COO) may work under the chief executive officer to provide advisement. The COO may work with other executives on an executive team.

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Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Participate in financial and business planning, review financial reports, and advise the CEO about financial decisions.
  • Supervise the daily administration of the organization's offices and the operation of equipment and facilities.
  • Manage the budgeting process and ensure auditing and accounting policies are followed.
  • Oversee the staffing of the organization, hiring, training, employee benefits, and the retention of employees.
  • Monitor internal processes, and identify and employ the most efficient methods of running the organization.

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Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit COOs seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Senior Financial Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Leadership, Human Resources, and Project Management. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Organizational Development and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization

Pay by Experience for a Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 205 salaries. A Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 120 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,462

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Non-Profit COOs, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Non-Profit COOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+44 percent), Chicago (+42 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+21 percent). Non-Profit COOs in Dallas take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 27 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Indianapolis and 14 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲21%

▲2%

National Average
$97,000

▼13%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$97,000


Fundraising
▼2%




Leadership
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 13%
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