President, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Organization Presidents in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $80K annually on average but can range from $39K to $176K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and nearly one-half have dental, too. Men account for the majority of Non-Profit Organization Presidents who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,918 - $165,127
MEDIAN: $79,696

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$39,248 - $175,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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.

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Popular Skills for President, Non-Profit Organization

Survey takers who work as Non-Profit Organization Presidents typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Fundraising, Organizational Development, and Media / Public Relations can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Media / Public Relations and Organizational Development. For most people, competency in Fundraising indicates knowledge of 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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. For Non-Profit Organization Presidents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Non-Profit Organization Presidents 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 $99K.

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What is it like working as a President, Non-Profit Organization?

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Pros: Serving those who cannot advocate for their rights.
Cons: There is not a single thing I would say is bad about my job.

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Experience Affects President, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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Skills That Affect President, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


39 %
61 %

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: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 36%