Many state nonprofit associations publish state-level salary surveys. Try an Internet search for these keywords: nonprofit salary [your state name here]. You also may be able to get executive summaries or the entirety of these survey reports at these associations' web sites, their offices, or at your local library. Find your state's nonprofit association.

Some of the best-known sources of information about nonprofit salaries are available for purchase. They include the GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, the Economic Research Institute's Nonprofits Salary Survey and, if you need foundation salaries, the annual Council on Foundations Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report. Members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals can access AFP's Compensation Survey.

Selected online, free salary calculators also are listed in the links below.

Lastly, look at current job openings for the same positions(s) in nonprofits in your area. Please note that the salary for the same position can vary widely, based on many variables, such as:

  • geography
  • organization's size, type, and scope of services
  • duties/responsibilities
  • qualifications and experience

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