2018 GuideStar
Nonprofit Compensation Report

The Most Trusted and Robust Nonprofit Compensation Analysis Available

The GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report remains the only large-scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data.

This authoritative report allows you to research compensation across the nonprofit sector.


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The 2018 Edition Features:

159,114 observations from 112,609 FY 2016 Forms 990 and 990-EZ

Nonprofits from the entire 501(c) universe—most with incomes of $50,000 or greater

14 job categories

Executive summary showing trends at a glance

Analysis by: national, state, metropolitan statistical area, gender, NTEE for 501(c)(3)s and separate breakout for other subsections

Incumbent compensation analyses

How This Report Can Help You

Nonprofits: Establish appropriate compensation and demonstrate to grantmakers, oversight agencies, and donors that the salaries and benefits you offer are justified

Grantmakers: Benchmark compensation offered by applicants and grantees

Professional Services: Help nonprofit clients establish appropriate compensation

Human Resources: Benchmark compensation offered by your organization

Researchers: Define trends in nonprofit compensation

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For more information on the trends from this year's report, see our news release.

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