The Fair Pay survey is especially useful to your nonprofit community because of extensive changes that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made to the Annual Form 990 information tax return.
For more information about Fair Pay Surveys, contact
Bob Orser at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at
We are also co-producers of "Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey." With 610 participating organizations reporting on over 32,000 employees, the 2018 survey report is the largest and most robust in the survey's 40-year history. This is the sixth year in a row that the survey broke its participant record!
A high percentage of jobs that nonprofits fill are best compared with others in their own economic community, with benefits being compared similarly. National surveys, even when broken down into large regions (e.g. "the far west," "the southeast"), are almost worthless because they do not take local differences into account.
Regional compensation and benefits surveys provide the best information possible to their nonprofit participants because the comparisons are not with organizations hundreds of miles away, but agencies in their own community. Great examples include surveys in Southern California, Metro Seattle, Metro Chicago, New York City, Metro Kansas City, Metro Washington D.C., Southwest Pennsylvania, Central Florida, Northeast Florida and Southern New England.