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Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salary

With just below two-thirds of Non-Profit COOs in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Non-Profit COOs is $92K annually and can range from $51K on the lower end to $180K per year near the higher end. Total incomes of Non-Profit COOs incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $14K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $51K and $180K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit COOs is high. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Women Non-Profit COOs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,945 - $175,911
(Median)
$51K
$92K
$180K
MEDIAN: $91,668
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50%
90%

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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,945 - $175,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,107  
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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$50,797 - $179,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 760
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $75.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,107  
   
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).
)
$50,797 - $179,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization


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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


Non-Profit COOs seem to require a number of specific 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 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management and Human Resources. 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Non-Profit COOs. During the first five years of their careers, Non-Profit COOs see a median income of $75K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $83K. Non-Profit COOs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $98K. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $119K.

Pay Difference by Location


Non-Profit COOs will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 44 percent. Non-Profit COOs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+40 percent), San Francisco (+38 percent), Dallas (+38 percent), and Chicago (+30 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 18 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (16 percent lower) and Phoenix (10 percent lower).

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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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$92,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%