Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Salary

On average, Non-Profit CEOs in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($106K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Cash earnings for Non-Profit CEOs — which occasionally include more than $32K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing — stretch from around $58K to approximately $212K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$54,619 - $203,572
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$14.90 - $80.51
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$0$209K
Salary $54,619 - $203,572
Bonus $0.00 - $39,026
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $34,255
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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$53,685 - $209,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,106
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $14.90 - $80.51
Hourly Tips $0.63
Overtime $0.00 - $96.96
Annual Data $0$209K
Bonus $0.00 - $39,026
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $34,255
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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$53,685 - $209,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

Job Description for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization

A chief executive officer (CEO) of a non-profit organization is responsible for overseeing the company’s functions and employees and/or volunteers. Depending on the type of non-profit, they must also ensure that all finances are in order on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Although non-profit organizations usually have specific employees to oversee incoming and outgoing money, the CEO will be the highest-level employee who oversees such actions.

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Drive strategic planning, business development, and fiscal operations.
  • Establish positive relationships with stakeholders and other business leaders.
  • Determine overarching goals and initiatives.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Pay By Employer

$0$223K

$99,712

$69,339

$69,000

Common Career Paths for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization


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Non-Profit CEOs may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Executive Director position, where pay tends to be around $74K.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Job Listings

Popular Skills for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Strategic Planning, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Leadership also know Operations Management, Budget Management, and Fundraising.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization

Pay by Experience for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 240 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 280 salaries. An experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 537 salaries. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 513 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,155

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Non-Profit CEOs, 59 percent above the national average. Non-Profit CEOs will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+39 percent), Boston (+38 percent), and Cleveland (+32 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Non-Profit Chief Executive Officer's salary, with Spokane Non-Profit CEOs earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 23 percent less in Atlanta and 7 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization?

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization in Muskegon:
Pros: The Boys and Girls Club allows me to be the energetic and outgoing person I am. The Club gives me the ability to work in teams, forge relationships, as well as to give others direction and inspiration. Experience in the field and learning from senior Boys & Girls Club leaders has lead me to understand the importance of goals and the steps necessary to achieve them. The hard work and dedication it has taken to lead two start up club organizations has made me fearless in never being scared to go the extra mile to ensure the success of a project. The club gives me the ability to build and cultivate relationships, which is one of my greatest qualities and proven to be a necessity to the growth of any new organizations.
Cons: The Boys & Girls Club has many rewards but every reward comes with a price. Often times you can feel all alone, as the CEO position is often stuck between the board and the staff. A person in this position must have a entrepreneur spirit and the understanding that success comes with commitment. Often times commitment means putting yourself last, working unsustainable hours and missing out on a personal life. In a start up club with a low budget the CEO often must be a jack of all trades. It is important to mentally reset yourself every now and then, as well as continue living a healthy lifestyle. Burn out can easily set in for those who do not mentally prepare themselves.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization in Spokane:
"Challenging and enrichening while making a difference."
Pros: Day to day challenges that stretch me.
Cons:

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization in Cadillac:
"Work Conditions, Stress Level, Office Conditions."
Pros: Caring for horses while working with troubled youth.
Cons: Turning away horses or children.

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Key Stats for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 279 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
41%

Experience Affects Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲21%

▲5%

National Average
$108,000

▼10%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Non-Profit Organization Salaries

People Management
▲23%



▲5%



Business Development
▼0%

National Average
$108,000



▼6%


Administration
▼17%

Project Management
▼21%

Financial Analysis
▼35%

Event Planning
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 23%