Participate & Save!

by ERI Salary Surveys 8. October 2012 12:20

The participation period for ERI Salary Surveys is now open. Choose from more than 125 industry-specific or job function compensation surveys for the United States and Canada. We also conduct salary surveys for a variety of nonprofit sectors in the U.S., as well as two benefits surveys.

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What Do Defined Contribution and Medical Benefits Have in Common?

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 8. October 2012 11:23

Prior to 2008, when the term Defined Contribution (DC) plan was mentioned, one automatically thought of 401K-, 403b-, and 457-type plans in which both the employee AND employer contribute to a retirement benefit plan and “share” in the risk of the final benefit realized by the employee.  These plans required the employee to actively manage the risk and performance of his/her retirement account(s) and be more engaged in retirement planning.

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Year-to-Year Analysis of Salary Survey Data Trends

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 28. September 2012 10:49

October marks the opening of ERI Salary Surveys’ data collection phase. Over the next six months, organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada will submit compensation data for use in ERI’s traditional industry-specific and job function salary surveys.   As our research team prepares incoming data for the 2013 reports (available in August), let’s examine some data trends from previous years.

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The Outlook for Nonprofit Executive Pay Increases

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 28. September 2012 08:45

The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual report of executive salaries for the largest U.S. charities reported that increases of 2.5% to 3.5% were expected for nonprofit top executives in 2012 and in 2013, although some might fare better.  Expected cuts in federal and state spending would also affect nonprofit budgets, as many receive a larger proportion of their budgets from government contracts and grants than from private donations or payments for services.

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Is Nonprofit Executive Pay Too High?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. September 2012 08:47

Earlier this month, the Chronicle of Philanthropy released its annual report of executive salaries in the largest U.S. charities with the headline “Executive Pay Increased by Median of 3.8% in 2011, Chronicle Survey Finds.” Bloomberg News picked up the story and covered the report with the headline “Nonprofit CEO Pay Topping $1 Million Rises with Scrutiny.”  This is an indication that the mainstream media finds high pay more interesting than moderate median increases.

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