2016 GuideStar
Nonprofit Compensation Report

Discover Reasonable Compensation with the Most Comprehensive Analysis Available

The GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report remains the only large-scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data. This authoritative report gives nonprofits the information they need to establish appropriate compensation and demonstrate to grantmakers, oversight agencies, and individual donors that the salaries and benefits they offer are justified.

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Analyses of compensation paid by 96,242 exempt organizations in FY 2014

Who Should Purchase

  • Exempt organizations researching compensation
  • Consultants advising nonprofits on compensation
  • Regulators examining compensation
  • Researchers studying nonprofit compensation


To research reasonable compensation


Aggregates and parses compensation data reported on IRS Forms 990 and 990-EZ for 135,512 positions in FY 2014

The 2016 edition, the 16th in this annual series, features:

  • 135,512 observations from 96,242 Forms 990 and 990-EZ
  • Nonprofits from the entire 501(c) universe—most 501(c) organizations that filed an FY 2014 return with the IRS and had incomes of $200,000 or greater
  • 14 job categories
  • Executive summary showing trends at a glance
  • National, state, metropolitan statistical area, gender, and NTEE (National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities) analyses
  • Incumbent compensation analyses


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