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The Compounding Effects of Salary Negotiations

Combating the Gender-Wage Gap in the Nonprofit Sector

Women make up the majority of nonprofit sector jobs at 69 percent.1 Yet per GuideStar’s 2016 Compensation Report, salaries for women trail those of men in comparable positions at nonprofits of all sizes.2 The gap is widest—23 percent—for female CEOs at nonprofits with $2.5 million to $5 million budgets. In fact, the gender-wage gap persists across industries. The Pew Research Center found that in 2015, women across industries earned 83 percent as much as men.3