Senior Directors of Strategy are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $105K per year; Communications Managers, Non-Profit Program Managers, and Fundraising Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $63K, $50K, and $48K, respectively. On the lower end are Community Relations Managers at approximately $40K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $103K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga. ($79K), Milwaukee, Wisc. (approximately $65K), and New York, N.Y. (about $54K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Austin, Texas; in fact, at $39K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at $103K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $60K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $45K per year on average. The largest slice of the American Cancer Society (ACS) workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $78K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $108K per year for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $90K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Public Policy (MPP); American Cancer Society (ACS) awards $105K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $63K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Fundraising; nearly one-fourth deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Customer Relationship Management, Event Planning, and Microsoft Excel as well.
Benefits and Perks
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. Perks also include life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.