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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 below two-thirds of Non-Profit COOs. Salaries average out to around $91K annually and spread from $52K to $182K per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $26K, overall incomes of Non-Profit COOs spread between $52K and $182K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women Non-Profit COOs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of Non-Profit COOs claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,250 - $177,277
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$52K
$91K
$180K
MEDIAN: $91,042
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$10.30 - $75.63
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$76
MEDIAN: $25.00
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$52,250 - $177,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,254  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $25,532  
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$52,091 - $181,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 766
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$10.30 - $75.63  
   
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,254  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $25,532  
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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$52,091 - $181,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization

The chief operating officer (COO) for a non-profit organization participates in financial and business planning for their organization, reviews reports, and offers the chief executive officer (CEO) on financial decisions. The COO will monitor internal procedures and identify the most efficient methods to employ in running the organization on a day to day basis. The COO oversees the regular administration of the offices and the operation of the organization's facilities and equipment. The officer manages the staffing needs of the non-profit organization including job listings, hiring and training new employees, managing employee benefits, and retaining upstanding employees by promoting a good work environment in which people want to stay. The chief operating officer is responsible for looking over financial reports to manage the organization's budget and ensure that everyone is adhering to auditing and accounting policies. A bachelor's degree is required in business, accounting or a related field, and an MBA or master's degree is usually preferred. Several years of experience in a management role, preferably with non-profit, is required.

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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, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Those educated in Operations Management tend to be well versed 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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $74K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $82K. Non-Profit COOs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $116K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Non-Profit COOs, 67 percent higher than the national average. Non-Profit COOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+55 percent), Dallas (+39 percent), San Francisco (+37 percent), and Boston (+36 percent). Indianapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Atlanta (9 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



National Average
$92,000



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




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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%