Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salary

With around two in three of Non-Profit COOs in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $58K to $176K per year and averages out to $96K per year. In the world of Non-Profit COOs, total cash compensation can vary between $58K and $176K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $28K and $79K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Non-Profit COOs like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. There are more female Non-Profit COOs who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$59,260 - $170,610
$59K
$96K
$170K
MEDIAN: $96,188
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$14.19 - $45.46
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MEDIAN: $30.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$59,260 - $170,610  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $27,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,465 - $78,906  
Total Pay (?
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$58,295 - $176,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $45.46  
   
Overtime
$48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$150.00 - $27,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,465 - $78,906  
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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$58,295 - $176,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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 report using a wide range of professional 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. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know 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: $96,817

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 (+43 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Los Angeles (+21 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Non-Profit Organization Chief Operating Officer's salary, with Dallas Non-Profit COOs earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Indianapolis and 13 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 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$97,000

▼13%

▼20%

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





National Average
$97,000

Fundraising
▼1%




Leadership
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 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
36%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 12%
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