Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization Salary

The majority of Non-Profit COOs in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $51K to $180K per year, and the median is $92K per year. Final cash compensation to Non-Profit COOs varies from around $51K to approximately $180K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $14K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number 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. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$51,566 - $176,591

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$10.30 - $75.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,566 - $176,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,874  
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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$51,398 - $179,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 783
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $75.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,874  
   
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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$51,398 - $179,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit COOs report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Senior Financial Management, Operations Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $76K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $83K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Profit COOs make a median salary of $97K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $120K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Non-Profit COOs, 48 percent above the national average. Non-Profit COOs will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+39 percent), Dallas (+36 percent), San Francisco (+35 percent), and Washington (+32 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Workers in Phoenix and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 9 percent less, 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



Operations Management
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$93,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 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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