What is The Nonprofit Salary Survey?

Produced and prepared by experts with over 30 years of experience conducting nonprofit compensation studies, this annual salary survey is designed specifically for nonprofits and associations. With 129 detailed nonprofit job descriptions, you won't just match titles; you'll match actual job content.

Survey participation is nation-wide, and the final reports are available in several formats including:

  • Nation-wide report
  • State-specific report – Created specifically for participating state associations. 2020 participating states are Montana, North Carolina, Utah, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • Regional – The District of Columbia
  • Job title-specific reporting

Click here to view a sample page from the national report.

More than a reference, this working tool is structured according to actual tasks to help you:

  • Determine the most competitive salary level for each position to support recruitment and retention
  • Understand how your organization's pay levels compare with others
  • Provide hard data to support your salary structure recommendations


Don't waste your time with national reports that don't focus on your location or those that incorporate for-profit organizations, order your copy today.

What does the full report include?

  • Specific market salary information for 129 positions including median salaries, average salaries and more from nearly 1000 nonprofits nationwide
  • Compensation analysis by title, nonprofit type, budget and staff size
  • Easy-to-use charts and graphs
  • Enhanced benefits section including paid-leave, health insurance and retirement plan allowances

Click here to view detailed job descriptions for each position listed in the report.

New Nonprofit Category Breakouts!

  • Charitable/Service Organization
  • Educational/Cultural Institute
  • Scientific Society
  • Professional Association
  • Trade Association
  • Special Interest
  • Research Institute

For questions, call us at 1-888-265-0600 or email service@columbiabooks.com.

2020 Report Purchase Options


National Report 2020 (Print)
$347.00 plus $10 S&H

National Report 2020 (Digital)
$347.00

2020 D.C. Report Purchase Options

Nonprofit Compensation Report DC 2020
$319.00

2020 State Report Purchase Options

State Reports

Previous Reports Purchase Options:

National Report 2018 (Digital Download)

State/Regional Reports

Job Title Specific Reports Purchase Options:

$ The Compensation Report:
A National Survey of Association and Nonprofit Compensation


National C-Suite Reports (2020)
$79.95

National Individual Job Titles (2020)
$49.95

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