Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit COOs in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Non-Profit COOs. Salaries average out to around $92K annually and spread from $51K to $180K 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 is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,470 - $177,153
(Median)
$51K
$92K
$180K
MEDIAN: $92,014
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$12.00 - $66.48
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$12
$27
$66
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$51,470 - $177,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,892  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $14,354  
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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$51,312 - $180,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 776
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $66.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $14,354  
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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$51,312 - $180,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results suggest that Non-Profit COOs use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Senior Financial Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $75K, 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 $83K. On average, Non-Profit COOs make $97K following one to two decades on the job. Non-Profit COOs who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $120K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Non-Profit COOs that is 48 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Non-Profit COOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+39 percent), San Francisco (+37 percent), Dallas (+35 percent), and Washington (+31 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (10 percent lower) and Atlanta (9 percent lower).

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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 145 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: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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