Nonprofit organizations in Northern California are still struggling to increase their workers’ pay, according to a new report. About 41 percent of the 341 organizations that provided data said they had not increased their salary budgets at all this year.
Among groups that had increased their salary budgets, the median increase was 2 percent, meaning that half rose by more than that and half grew by less.
Among the report’s other findings:
- Thirty-nine percent of organizations said they expect to add workers in 2011, down from 41 percent that said the same in 2010.
- Executive directors of groups with annual budgets of $15-million or more are making a median of $168,950 this year. Among the survey’s smallest groups—those with budgets of less than $500,000—leaders are making a median of $72,710.
- Staff turnover was 15 percent for groups surveyed, compared with 22 percent in 2007, before the effects of the recession began to take hold.
“Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2011 Compensation and Benefits Survey” is available for purchase on the Nonprofit Compensation Associates Web site. The report is available on a sliding scale of $60 to $180 for groups that participated in the survey, depending on the organization’s budget, and a scale of $165 to $495 to nonparticipants. For more information, go to http://www.nonprofitcomp.com.