Attract and Retain the "Best and the Brightest" Employees in 2019 and Beyond:

Participate in Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits:
The 2019 Compensation & Benefits Survey...

Deadline Extended through Friday, March 1, 2019

610 nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 32,000 jobs, participated in the 2018 survey, making it the largest and most robust in the survey's 40-year history, and the sixth year in a row the survey broke its participant record!

77% of the 2018 survey's participants see hiring challenges in the year ahead, and they foresee increased competition from their colleagues and businesses to attract and retain the "best and brightest" employees. They'll need the wealth of information produced by the 2019 survey to compete effectively on this ever-changing playing field.

If you don’t already have a copy of the 2018 survey report, you can take advantage of our annual 2-for-1 offer. You can purchase the 2018 report at 50% off, if you prepay at the same time for the 2019 survey at the discounted participant rate.

As a 2019 survey participant, you’ll be in good company. Consider this:

490, or 80%, of the 610 organizations who participated in the 2018 survey purchased the survey report.

405 organizations participated in both the 2017 and 2018 surveys.

Here's how your agency will benefit from the best survey of its kind:

Map of Northern California counties covered in survey, including the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Current, local compensation data on more than 200 jobs found in nonprofit organizations throughout Northern California, including the metropolitan areas Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Base pay levels and bonus/incentive pay for each job with details by annual operating budget, location within Northern California, number of employees and primary field of service
  • Employee benefits in detail: paid time off, insurance, retirement
  • Salary increases over the past year and expected during the next year
  • Policies with respect to on-call work, overtime, shift differentials, pay for bilingual skills, introductory periods, performance reviews and more

The survey will also help your organization find out how the local nonprofit community is coping with current economic conditions. Here are some questions the survey can help nonprofit managers answer:

  • How do the salaries paid at our organization compare with those paid at similar local organizations?
  • Are organizations still freezing salary levels?
  • Are more organizations planning to increase salaries during the next year?
  • How common are bonuses or incentive pay for jobs like ours?
  • Are organizations shifting benefits costs to employees?
  • How do pay levels for male and female Executive Directors compare?

The survey serves all kinds of nonprofits in all 48 Northern California counties, from Del Norte County in the far northwest to Inyo County in the far southeast. And we make special efforts to serve both larger and smaller nonprofit organizations, as weel as those from both urban/suburban and rural counties. To see how we do it, click here...

2019 Survey Calendar

Survey open for enrollment and data entry
Last day to submit survey data
(extended deadline)
Survey report published

What Nonprofit Managers Say About the Survey...

"In creating three year strategic plans, the Fair Pay Nonprofit survey has served as an excellent planning tool. We know we are using the most reliable and relevant data in determining competitive wages and benefits for our valuable staff. I know this has helped us to attract and retain the best people!"

Michele Grupe
Executive Director
Cope Family Center, Napa

"Our organization has been using the Nonprofit Compensation Associates survey for nearly a decade. It has been invaluable as a tool to determine fair wages and benefits for our staff. I don’t know what we would do without it."

Jonathan Steinberg
Human Resources Manager
Island Conservation, Santa Cruz

"We highly recommend the Fair Pay compensation and benefits survey. The participation process is well-organized, the report is easy to use, and it includes extremely practical and relevant data for nonprofit decision makers. A must have!"

David R. Smith, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Koinonia Family Services, Loomis