Attract and Retain the Best Employees for Your Organization in 2021 and Beyond:

Participate in Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits:
The 2021 Compensation & Benefits Survey...

the Best Survey of Its Kind

Deadline Extended through Friday, March 5, 2021

Now open for participation, with an updated Economic Environment section to capture the nonprofit sector's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonprofit Compensation Associates Introduces Southern California edition

Map of Northern California counties covered in survey, including the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area
New for 2021: we are pleased to announce a new edition of our Fair Pay Survey, serving the needs of nonprofit organizations throughout the ten counties of Southern California. If you are looking for the Southern California survey, please click here.

2021 promises to be a year unlike any other as nonprofit managers continue to navigate the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

  • Current, local compensation data on more than 200 jobs found in nonprofit organizations throughout Northern California, including the metropolitan areas of the San Franciso Bay Area and Sacramento
  • 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 responding to current economic conditions. Here are some questions the survey can help nonprofit managers answer:

  • Are nonprofits foregoing planned salary adjustments or reducing employee pay levels?
  • Are nonprofits furloughing or laying off employees?
  • How have specific types of revenue been impacted by the pandemic?
  • Are organizations reducing their costs of employee benefits?

The survey provides a wealth of information to help nonprofits compete effectively on this ever-changing playing field. 613 nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 33,000 jobs, participated in the 2020 survey, making it among the largest and most robust in the survey's 42-year history.

If you don’t already have a copy of the 2020 survey report, you can take advantage of our annual 2-for-1 offer. You can purchase the 2020 report at 50% off, if you prepay at the same time for the 2021 survey at the discounted participant rate.

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 find out more, click here...

2021 Survey Calendar

2020
Dec
2
Survey open for enrollment and data entry
2021
Mar
5
Last day to submit survey data
(extended deadline)
2021
Apr
16
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