Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit COOs who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately two-thirds of Non-Profit COOs. Pay fluctuates from $53K to $187K per year, but expected earnings average $96K per year. Total cash compensation for Non-Profit COOs runs from $53K to $187K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $60K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Women Non-Profit COOs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,160 - $181,853
(Median)
$53K
$96K
$180K
MEDIAN: $95,652
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$13.70 - $45.96
(Median)
$14
$27
$46
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$53,160 - $181,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,334  
Profit Sharing
$4.93 - $59,871  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$52,719 - $187,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,334  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$4.93 - $59,871  
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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$52,719 - $187,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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

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

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Non-Profit COOs' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer. Median pay for Non-Profit CEOs is $99K.

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Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit COOs report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Senior Financial Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Organizational Development and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Operating Officer, 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $76K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $85K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $100K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $121K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,180

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

Home to some of the best pay for Non-Profit COOs, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 82 percent above the national average. Non-Profit COOs will also find cushy salaries in New York (+55 percent), Chicago (+46 percent), Minneapolis (+46 percent), and San Francisco (+29 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Phoenix and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$96,000



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



Budget Management
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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