Time to Order Your Copy of
Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits:
The 2021 Compensation & Benefits Survey Report

Publication Date: April 16, 2021

The 2021 survey responses are in! 647 nonprofit organizations have participated, making it among the largest and most robust in the survey's 43-year history.

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 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...

2020 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