Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salary

With approximately two in three of Non-Profit COOs in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Non-Profit COOs is $96K per year and can range from $53K on the lower end to $187K per year near the higher end. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $60K, overall incomes of Non-Profit COOs spread between $53K and $187K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women Non-Profit COOs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,160 - $181,853
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$53K
$96K
$180K
MEDIAN: $95,652
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$13.70 - $45.96
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$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
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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 who go on to become Non-Profit CEOs may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer, an upper-level role, pays $99K.

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Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results suggest that Non-Profit COOs put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Senior Financial Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Non-Profit COOs with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $76K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $85K. Non-Profit COOs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $100K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $121K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,180

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

For those looking to make money, Non-Profit COOs in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 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). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and San Diego (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, 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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$96,000

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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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