Nonprofit Human Services Executive Compensation Detailed

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Director and manager staff positions are included in the Alliance for Children and Families 2012 Human Services Compensation Report, released on May 30. Using data from 209 organizations, the report finds the average annual salary of a chief executive of a nonprofit human services organization is $157,812.

The average annual salary of a chief executive of a nonprofit human services organization is $157,812, according to the Alliance for Children and Families 2012 Human Services Compensation Report, released on May 30.

The Alliance for Children and Families 2012 Human Services Compensation Report provides an in-depth compensation analysis and benefits details for more than 10 executive staff positions and 48 director and manager staff positions.

The report, featuring data offered by 209 participating organizations, also found that the highest average salaries in the same organizations belong to research, information systems/technology, and evaluation directors. The full report is available for purchase on the Alliance website at alliance1.org with prices beginning at $120.

In 2011, approximately 9.6 percent of participating organizations used voluntary, unpaid time off as a cost saving measure, and roughly 7 percent anticipate using this strategy in 2012. Additionally, 6.7 percent of participating organizations indicated a reduction in workforce or layoffs, yet only 2.9 percent anticipate this need in 2012.

In addition to salary and benefits information, the report found that 7.4 percent of participating organizations have a president or CEO past the expected retirement age of 67, while 53 percent are within 10 years of expected retirement age.

“With nonprofit organizations under even greater pressure to manage compensation prudently and transparently, the Alliance for Children and Families 2012 Human Services Compensation Report is a powerful tool to help agencies remain competitive, be consistent with industry trends, and find flexible solutions for compensation packages that extends beyond salary,” explains Polina Makievsky, chief operating officer of the Alliance.

Details on current executive compensation packages, compensation data broken down by organization budget categories, staffing levels, and geographic region, and information about supplemental benefits for top executives are also featured. For the first time, add-on benefit packages such as wellness program benefits, education benefits, job sharing, and flexible hour benefits are included in the report.

For more information on the report findings, contact Laura Pinsoneault or Emily Putnam of the Alliance Evaluation and Research Services Department at lpinsoneault(at)alliance1(dot)org, eputnam(at)alliance1(dot)org, or 414-359-6603.

The Alliance for Children and Families is a national membership association of nonprofit human service providers in the United States and Canada. Motivated by a vision of a healthy society and strong communities, the Alliance strengthens the capacities of North America's nonprofit child- and family-serving organizations to serve and advocate for children, families, and communities. The nearly 350 members of the Alliance provide an array of community-based programs and services to all generations, serving close to 3.4 million people each year. More information is available at alliance1.org.

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