President, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Organization Presidents in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Non-Profit Organization Presidents. Salaries average out to around $78K annually and spread from $40K to $155K per year. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Non-Profit Organization Presidents are happy with their jobs. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and just under one-half have dental insurance. Male Non-Profit Organization Presidents who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,018 - $144,285
MEDIAN: $78,341

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$40,018 - $144,285  
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$39,933 - $155,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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Job Description for President, Non-Profit Organization

The president of a non-profit organization provides strategic vision and leadership consistent with the organization’s mission statement. The president works collaboratively with the founder and the board to ensure that the organization's fiscal operations and fundraising/marketing strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. He/she is also responsible for ensuring that the flow of funds allows the organization to make continuous progress, and that they are allocated properly to reflect consideration for both present and future needs.


President, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Oversee the operation of committees and direct tasks and projects to the appropriate committee.
  • Work together with the executive director to establish and uphold the organization’s vision and objectives.
  • Preside over meetings of the board, plan the agenda, conduct business, and facilitate the decision-making process.
  • Represent the organization in all public relations activities, establishing relationships with donors, the community, the media, and other organizations.

Common Career Paths for President, Non-Profit Organization

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Non-Profit Organization Presidents who go on to become Executive Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Executive Director, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

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Popular Skills for President, Non-Profit Organization

Non-Profit Organization Presidents who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Fundraising, Media / Public Relations, and Organizational Development can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Organizational Development and Media / Public Relations. Those proficient in Fundraising are, more often than not, also skilled in Media / Public Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for President, Non-Profit Organization

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Non-Profit Organization Presidents, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $71K. Non-Profit Organization Presidents see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Non-Profit Organization Presidents who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $91K.

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Experience Affects President, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 36%