GuideStar 2015
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 105,406 exempt organizations in FY 2013

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-EX for 154,765 positions in FY 2013

The 2015 edition, the 15th in this annual series, features:

  • 154,765 observations from 105,406 Forms 990 and 990-EZ
  • Nonprofits from the entire 501(c) universe—most 501(c) organizations that filed an FY 2013 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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