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 just below two-thirds of Non-Profit COOs. Pay fluctuates from $51K to $180K per year, but expected earnings average $92K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Non-Profit COOs can bottom out near $51K or peak near $180K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Non-Profit COOs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Non-Profit COOs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,538 - $176,754
(Median)
$52K
$92K
$180K
MEDIAN: $91,710
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$10.30 - $75.63
(Median)
$10
$26
$76
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$51,538 - $176,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,892  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $14,227  
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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$51,369 - $180,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 781
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $75.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $14,227  
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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$51,369 - $180,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 transition into an upper level Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer makes $98K a year.

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Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Senior Financial Management, Operations Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $75K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $83K. Non-Profit COOs who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $120K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Non-Profit COOs in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Non-Profit COOs will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+39 percent), San Francisco (+37 percent), Dallas (+33 percent), and Washington (+32 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Phoenix (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$93,000



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



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$93,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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