With slightly more than half of Non-Profit Organization Presidents in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Non-Profit Organization Presidents is $81K annually and can range from $38K on the lower end to $160K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings for Non-Profit Organization Presidents — including $59K in bonuses at the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $160K depending on individual performance. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and approximately one-half have dental, as well. Non-Profit Organization Presidents survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,851 - $160,080
MEDIAN: $80,615

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$40,851 - $160,080  
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$38,348 - $160,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Many Non-Profit Organization Presidents move into an Executive Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Executive Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Non-Profit Organization Presidents.

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Popular Skills for President, Non-Profit Organization

Typical Non-Profit Organization Presidents report a focused set of job skills. Media / Public Relations and Organizational Development are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Most people who know Fundraising also know 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.

Non-Profit Organization Presidents generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $78K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $80K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $110K.

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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 5 votes.


62 %
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 38%