It’s time to participate in Nonprofit Compensation Associates’ “Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: the 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey” 434 agencies, reporting on over 21,000 jobs, participated in the 2013 survey, making it the largest and most robust in the survey’s 35-year history.
As a 2014 survey participant, you’ll be in good company.
• 357, or 82%, of the 434 organizations who participated in the 2013 survey, purchased the survey report.
• 262 organizations participated in both the 2012 and 2013 surveys. Here's how your agency will benefit from what we consider to be the best survey of its kind in the country:
• Current, local compensation data on 177 jobs often found at nonprofit organizations
• 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 past year and expected during 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 the recession.
Here are some questions the survey will 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, or are more 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 standardized reporting to make comparing salaries easier and now 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 new process and will be a primary tool to help your board of directors document the rationale they use to set the salaries they pay their 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 - $10,000 to have a consultant to get you some usable comparables. A much better alternative would be for you participate in the 2014 compensation and benefits survey for a fraction of this amount.f you don’t already have a copy of the 2013 survey report, you can take advantage of the annual 2 for 1 recession buster offer. You can purchase the 2013 report at 50% off, if at the same time you prepay for the 2014 survey at the discounted participant rate.
To participate in the 2014 survey (and acquire the 2013 survey report, if you don't already have it) visit www.nonprofitcomp.com or email NCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.