Attract and Retain the Best Employees for Your Organization in 2020 and Beyond:

Participate in Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits:
The 2020 Compensation & Benefits Survey...

the Best Survey of Its Kind

Deadline Extended through Friday, March 6, 2020

Now open for participation, with 23 new jobs added for the 2020 survey as well as new questions about paid time off, the impact of minimum wage increases, turnover and more.
Click here for a list of the new jobs.

2020 promises to be another strong year for the survey as nonprofit managers anticipate hiring challenges in the year ahead. Here's how your organization will benefit from the "the best survey of its kind:"

  • 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.
Map of Northern California counties covered in survey, including the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area

The survey will also help your organization find out how the local nonprofit community is responding to 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?

The 2019 report stated that 80% of the 2019 survey's participants expect increased competition from other employers to attract and retain qualified employees. It provides a wealth of information to help nonprofits compete effectively on this ever-changing playing field. 614 nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 33,000 jobs, participated in the 2019 survey, making it the largest and most robust in the survey's 41-year history.

If you don’t already have a copy of the 2019 survey report, you can take advantage of our annual 2-for-1 offer. You can purchase the 2019 report at 50% off, if you prepay at the same time for the 2020 survey at the discounted participant rate.

The survey serves all kinds of nonprofits in all 48 Northern California counties, from Del Norte County in the far northwest to Inyo County in the far southeast. And we make special efforts to serve both larger and smaller nonprofit organizations, as weel as those from both urban/suburban and rural counties. To find out more, click here...

2020 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