2-for-1 Offer

Order your copy of the 2017 survey and pre-pay for the 2018 survey. Once you place your order, the 2017 survey report will be emailed to you as a PDF file within 24 hours.

The 2017 survey was published in April, so it is still current.

If you're one of the more than 500 Northern California nonprofits who have already acquired the 2017 survey report, select "Prepay for the 2018 Survey Report" link in the payment window on the right to prepay at the lowest price that will be offered, participate in the 2018 survey and receive your copy of the survey report when it is published in April.

ACT NOW to Best Take Advantage of the 2-for-1 Offer:

600 nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 33,000 jobs, participated in the 2017 survey, making it the largest and most comprehensive in the survey's 38-year history! Here's how your organization can now benefit from what we consider to be the best survey of its kind:

  • Current, local compensation data on more than 200 jobs often found in nonprofit organizations throughout Northern California, including the metropolitan areas of the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento
  • 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?

And if that's not enough incentive for you, consider this:

Since 2001 the IRS has encouraged charities to go through a set of steps to ensure that executive compensation is set appropriately. On the revised Form 990, the IRS has standardized reporting to make comparing salaries easier and requires charities to provide information about the process they use to set the salaries of employees who receive $150,000 or more in total compensation.

The survey will help you navigate through this process and will be a primary tool to help you document the rationale you use to set the salaries you pay your executives.

Conducting your agency's own compensation and benefits survey to satisfy IRS requirements would cost you a small fortune, maybe as much as $5,000 to $10,000 to engage a consultant to provide some usable comparables. A much better alternative is to acquire Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2018 Compensation & Benefits Survey Report for a fraction of this amount. It's a no-brainer!

As a special bonus, in 2017 we added four new executive-level jobs unique to larger organizations: Chief Communications Officer, Chief Development Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Information Officer. For 2018 we've added new jobs in the Administration, Animal Welfare, Cultural/Performing Arts and Education areas.

So Here Is the 2-for-1 Offer:

For a limited time (until March 2, 2018), your agency can purchase the 2017 survey report for 50% off, if at the same time you agree to participate in the 2018 survey and pay the prepaying survey participant price. Note: Organizations who sign up for this offer but fail to participate in the 2018 survey will be required pay the full non-participant price for the report.

Your Organization's Total Annual Expenses
Prepaying 2018 Survey Participants
2017 Non-participant Price at 50% off
Total Cost
Your Savings
(non-participant price for both surveys, minus your discounts)
Under $500,000 $60 $90 $150 $210
$500,000 – $1 million $90 $135 $225 $315
$1 – $2 million $120 $180 $300 $420
$2 – $5 million $150 $225 $375 $525
Over $5 million $180 $270 $450 $630

All those who are not nonprofit organizations can still purchase the survey report for $820.

Take advantage of this 2-for-1 offer (which expires March 2, 2018) and your agency will be set until 2018.

You'll be in good company.

Consider this:

  • 478, or 80% of the 600 organizations who participated in the 2017 survey purchased the report.
  • 385 organizations participated in both the 2016 and 2017 surveys.

Click here to download an order form if you prefer to pay by check.

Nonprofit Compensation Associates
P.O. Box 10737
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 645-1005
Email: survey@nonprofitcomp.com

Single-Use License Agreement & Disclaimer: By your purchase and login, you agree that you are purchasing ONE license to use the Compensation & Benefits Survey Report and that this single license is solely for internal use within your organization.

By your purchase and login, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of the Compensation & Benefits Survey Report received and also agree NOT to copy or distribute the Compensation & Benefits Survey Report outside of your organization.