Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits Survey Participant Deadline Extended to Friday, March 3

Because many of you have requested more time to participate in the Northern California Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey, Nonprofit Compensation Associates (NCA), the publishers of the survey, have extended the deadline to Friday, March 3.

This will give you more time to complete the survey instrument, while you continue to help make Northern California a better place in which to live and work.

Attract and Retain the "Best and the Brightest" Employees in 2017:

Participate in Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits:
The 2017 Compensation & Benefits Survey...

the Best Survey of Its Kind

582 nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 30,000 jobs, participated in the 2016 survey, making it the largest and most robust in the survey's 38-year history!

73% of the 2016 survey's participants see hiring challenges in the year ahead, and they foresee increased competition from their colleagues and businesses to attract and retain the "best and brightest" employees. They'll need the wealth of information produced by the 2017 survey to compete effectively on this ever-changing playing field.

If you don’t already have a copy of the 2016 survey report, you can take advantage of our annual 2-for-1 offer. You can purchase the 2016 report at 50% off, if you prepay at the same time for the 2017 survey at the discounted participant rate.

As a 2017 survey participant, you’ll be in good company. Consider this:

477, or 82%, of the 582 organizations who participated in the 2016 survey purchased the survey report.

359 organizations participated in both the 2015 and 2016 surveys.

Here's how your agency will benefit from the best survey of its kind:

Map of Northern California counties covered in survey, including the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Current, local compensation data on more than 200 jobs found in nonprofit organizations throughout Northern California, including Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley
  • Base pay levels and bonus/incentive pay for each job with details by annual operating budget, location within Northern California, number of employees and primary field of service
  • Employee benefits in detail: paid time off, insurance, retirement
  • Salary increases over the past year and expected during the next year
  • Policies with respect to on-call work, overtime, shift differentials, pay for bilingual skills, introductory periods, performance reviews and more.

The survey also helps your agency find out how the local nonprofit community is coping with current economic conditions. Here are some questions the survey can help nonprofit managers answer:

  • How do the salaries paid at our organization compare with those paid at similar local organizations?
  • Are more organizations planning to increase salaries during the next year?
  • How common are bonuses or incentive pay for jobs like ours?
  • Are organizations shifting benefits costs to employees?
  • How do pay levels for male and female Executive Directors compare?

To see how the survey serves all kinds of nonprofits in all 48 Northern California counties, click here...

2017 Survey Calendar

Survey open for enrollment and data entry
Last day to submit survey data (extended deadline)
Survey report published

What Nonprofit Managers Say About the Survey...

"In creating three year strategic plans, the Fair Pay Nonprofit survey has served as an excellent planning tool. We know we are using the most reliable and relevant data in determining competitive wages and benefits for our valuable staff. I know this has helped us to attract and retain the best people!"

Joelle Gallagher
Executive Director
Cope Family Center, Napa

"Our organization has been using the Nonprofit Compensation Associates survey for nearly a decade. It has been invaluable as a tool to determine fair wages and benefits for our staff. I don’t know what we would do without it."

Jonathan Steinberg
Human Resources Manager
Island Conservation, Santa Cruz

"We highly recommend the Fair Pay compensation and benefits survey. The participation process is well-organized, the report is easy to use, and it includes extremely practical and relevant data for nonprofit decision makers. A must have!"

David R. Smith, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Koinonia Family Services, Loomis

"We have participated in the survey for the past nine years and this document is my bible. We use it in our organization constantly to benchmark our salaries and benefits against others in Northern California. It is such a complete document, we find every question we have is answered there. The Board also refers to it annually to determine reasonable compensation for the CEO and Director of Finance positions.

"I am your biggest fan!"

Jill Sheffield
President and CEO
The Carmel Foundation