Attract and Retain the Best Employees for Your Organization in 2022 and Beyond:

Participate in Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits:
The 2022 Compensation & Benefits Survey...

the Best Survey of Its Kind

Open for participation and updated for 2022:

    New jobs added in the Education, Operations and Social
    Services/Behavioral Health areas

    New questions about DEI practices, including DEI Director job

    Revised Economic Environment/COVID-19 Pandemic section

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

Nonprofit Compensation Associates Also Conducts a Southern California Survey for 2022

Again in 2022, we are pleased to continue serving the needs of nonprofit organizations throughout the ten counties of Southern California. If you are looking for the Southern California survey, please click here.

As our communities continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit managers navigate uncertain economic conditions related to pay rates, employee retention, benefits and employment policies.

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 the San Franciso 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 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:

  • For what kinds of jobs are nonprofits having difficulty hiring and retaining employees?
  • Are nonprofit employees working remotely, in person, or a combination of both?
  • Are organizations planning to increase or decrease their workforces in 2022?

The survey provides a wealth of information to help nonprofits compete effectively on this ever-changing playing field. This past year, 647 nonprofit organizations reporting on more than 35,000 jobs participated in the 2021 survey, making it the largest and most robust in the survey's 43-year history. We expect another strong response to the survey in 2022.

If you don’t already have a copy of the 2021 survey report, you can take advantage of our annual 2-for-1 offer. You can purchase the 2021 report at 50% off, if you prepay at the same time for the 2022 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...

2022 Survey Calendar


Open for data entry

Last day to submit data

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