How Much Should a Nonprofit Pay Its Chief Financial Officer?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 30. October 2013 16:10
Of course, the answer is “it depends.” In determining market compensation, ERI Economic Research Institute has found through its years of research that the influencing factors are what you do and where you do it. “Where” refers to the kind and size of organization as well as its geographic location. A quick review of the Form 990 data submitted annually by all US nonprofits shows the significant variation in compensation for nonprofit organizations providing human services, based on their size, as measured by annual revenue. [More]

What Determines Nonprofit Hospital CEO Pay?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 22. October 2013 13:20
Setting pay is the responsibility of the hospital board, and those board members must collect and use data from comparable organizations and choose the relevant criteria, most commonly size and location. Using ERI’ s compensation data from the Forms 990 contained in the Nonprofit Comparables Assessor, the table below illustrates the wide variation in pay among larger and smaller hospitals in different locations. [More]

Charity Navigator CEO Compensation Survey Finds 2.5% Increase in 2011

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 9. October 2013 16:11
Charity Navigator’s 8th Annual Compensation Survey of nearly 4,000 medium to large-sized charities concluded that the median CEO salary was close to $126,000 and the median increase from 2010 to 2011 was 2.5%. [More]

Chronicle of Philanthropy Reports CEOs of Large Nonprofits Received 3% Increases in 2012

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 30. September 2013 08:45
According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual compensation survey, the 2012 median salary increase for CEOs at the biggest US charities and foundations was 3.1%, compared to 3.8% in 2011. What has changed is the increasing number of performance-based bonuses and incentives, now reported by one-third of the 313 organizations included in the analysis. The data set included 118 organizations that reported 2012 data and 195 that reported 2011 data. There is typically about a two-year lag in availability of data from the Form 990 because of the timing of filing deadlines and extensions, as well as the necessity of form processing. [More]

Study Shows Nonprofit CEO Salaries Rose 2% in 2011

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 19. September 2013 11:41
GuideStar’s recently released study of compensation at 95,000 nonprofit organizations showed small increases for executives in 2011, averaging 2% for CEOs, barely keeping up with the rate of inflation. Before the 2008 recession, increases averaged 4 to 6%, but had been much lower for the past several years. GuideStar analyzed the 2011 compensation data of about 135,000 executives in 14 job categories reported on the IRS Form 990 and prepared tables that show median salaries based on organization size, type, and geographic location. [More]

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