Non-Profit COOs in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $97K per year, but may range from $58K to $179K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Non-Profit COOs (61 percent) survey participants are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,700 - $173,738
$59K
$97K
$170K
MEDIAN: $96,514
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$14.19 - $45.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,700 - $173,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$6,878  
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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$58,274 - $178,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $45.84  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,361  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,878  
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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$58,274 - $178,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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


Survey results show that Non-Profit COOs use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Senior Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Leadership, Human Resources, and Budget 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.


For many Non-Profit COOs, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $78K, 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. Non-Profit COOs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $100K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $115K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,786

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

Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Non-Profit COOs in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Non-Profit COOs will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+45 percent), Chicago (+45 percent), New York (+26 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). Non-Profit COOs' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Non-Profit COOs in Dallas bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Indianapolis and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$97,000



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




Operations Management
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National Average
$97,000

Fundraising
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Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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