Highlights of the 2017 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report

The 2017 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report has arrived! The 17th edition in our annual series, the 2017 report remains the only large-scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data. Like all of the previous editions, it was analyzed and written by GuideStar senior research fellow Chuck McLean.

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

5 Key Findings from GuideStar's 2016 Nonprofit Compensation Report

Today, GuideStar published the 16th edition of our annual Nonprofit Compensation Report, the only large-scale analysis of its kind based entirely on Form 990 data reported to the IRS, and the most comprehensive nonprofit compensation study available (135,512 observations from 96,242 FY2014 Forms 990).