Compensation Report Focuses on Human Services Field

More than 300 nonprofit human service organizations shared detailed data on compensation and benefits for 52 leadership positions so members of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities network and others can fortify their hiring practices armed with timely and accurate information.

The 2016 Nonprofit Human Services Compensation Report is available now for just $150 for Alliance members. Members who participated in the compensation survey received the report for free. The report is $450 for nonmembers.

Unlike most other compensation reports, the 2016 Nonprofit Human Services Compensation Report specifically targets the nonprofit human services field, allowing organizations to embark on hiring with significant data on how they compare to their peers.

This up-to-date information allows organizations to remain competitive and maintain high performance by not only hiring the best and brightest and compensating them according to the industry and regional average, but also retaining that talent.

Says Anna C. Benton, chief administrative officer at Alliance member SaintA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “SaintA greatly values the Alliance compensation reports. Without this report, it would be difficult to gather comparable data from nonprofits across the country, let alone by geographic location and agency size. Each year, this report enables SaintA to compare its compensation plan against a wide array of similar human-serving agencies in order to assure that we remain able to recruit and retain top talent.”

The 2016 report breaks down information from five regions of the U.S., and compares salaries for the CEO/president positions and 11 executive staff, 21 vice presidents and director-level positions, and 22 manager-level staff positions.

Highlights of the report and demographics analysis include:

  • The median reported top executive salary in 2015 was $144,946 and the average reported top executive salary was $159,206
  • More than 13 percent of participating organizations reported anticipating the top executive to retire in the next three years, while 27 percent did not know
  • For vice presidential and director-level staff, the highest minimum reported median salaries were paid to those working in public policy, technology, education, and operations
  • More than 81 percent of the top executives of the participating organizations are white, and 10 percent are African American or Black
  • PPO medical plans were the most prevalent plans according to reporting organizations; the proportion of health insurance premiums for full-time staff with PPO single plan coverage was 73.8 percent and for family coverage 56.7 percent; the median annual cost per employee selecting a PPO plan was $1,820.

Purchase the 2016 Nonprofit Human Services Compensation Report online.

Or, purchase the both the 2015 and 2016 reports together. 

Contact Mike Malloy, research associate at the Alliance at 414-359-6532 with questions.

Date Posted: 
Fri, 1 Jul 2016

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