With just below two-thirds 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 $54K to $180K per year and averages out to $97K annually. In the world of Non-Profit COOs, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $79K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $54K and $180K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. There are more female Non-Profit COOs who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit COOs is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,242 - $175,393
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$54K
$97K
$180K
MEDIAN: $96,517
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$14.09 - $45.62
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$14
$31
$46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$54,242 - $175,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,225  
Profit Sharing
$3,523 - $79,463  
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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$54,013 - $180,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 466
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,225  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,523 - $79,463  
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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$54,013 - $180,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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

  • 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.
  • Manage the budgeting process and ensure auditing and accounting policies are followed.
  • 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.

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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 Senior Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $76K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $85K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $102K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $121K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,894

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, 52 percent above the national average. Non-Profit COOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+44 percent), Chicago (+44 percent), Washington (+37 percent), and Los Angeles (+32 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Non-Profit COOs in Indianapolis earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (17 percent lower) and Phoenix (13 percent lower).

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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



Organizational Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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