Attract and Retain the "Best and the Brightest" Employees in 2018 and Beyond:

Time to Order Your Copy of
Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits:
The 2018 Compensation & Benefits Survey Report

Publication Date: April 13, 2018

Six hundred nonprofit organizations participated in the 2017 survey, making it the largest and most robust in the survey's 39-year history and the fifth year in a row the survey broke its participant record!

The 2018 survey will break its participant record again, in this its 40th anniversary year.

72% of the 2017 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 2018 survey to compete effectively on this ever-changing playing field.

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 the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area
  • 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 will also help 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 organizations still freezing salary levels?
  • 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 will be of special help to larger nonprofits, including the addition of several executive-level jobs unique to larger organizations, click here...

2018 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!"

Michele Grupe
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