The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond partnered with the Center of Nonprofit Excellence earlier this year to issue a survey seeking input on compensation and benefits offered by nonprofits in the Charlottesville and Richmond region. The purpose of the survey is to build our collective knowledge and ability to further support and advocate for a healthy sector. After months of data collection and analysis, we are pleased to publish the 2017 Regional Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report.
Administered by Partnerships for Strategic Impact, the 2017 Regional Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report offers a summation of responses from 236 organizations. Key sections of the report compare results for the Charlottesville and Richmond service areas and highlight the following:
- Survey respondents by budget size, staff size and mission focus
- Average annual compensation for 9 common positions, including highest and lowest paid
- Analysis of staff demographics to better understand diversity and to gain insight into any disparities in compensation
- Key benefits offered and factors influencing those decisions
- Comparison to regional, state and national compensation data for the sector.
Top Takeaways from the Report
Salary and Wages
- The overall median salary for lowest paid full-time staff was $33,000.
- Salaries for lowest-paid staff decreased as the size of the organization increased, while salaries for leadership positions increased.
- The average number of days of paid leave offered (including holidays) was 32 for Charlottesville-area nonprofits and 31 for Richmond-area nonprofits.
- 54% of Charlottesville-area nonprofits and 56% of Richmond-area nonprofits offered paid maternity leave, compared to the national average of 30%.
- 44% of Charlottesville-area nonprofits and 46% of Richmond-area nonprofits offered paid paternity leave, compared to the national average of 24%.
- 74% of Charlottesville-area nonprofits offered health insurance. Of those organizations, 88% offered health insurance to families of staff.
- 76% of Richmond-area nonprofits offered health insurance. Of those organizations, 83% offered health insurance to families of staff.
Gender & Race
- The average female top nonprofit administrators received 83 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts in the Charlottesville area and 76 cents on the dollar in the Richmond area.
- 9% of nonprofit leaders in Charlottesville were people of color. However, they constituted 35% of the lowest paid, full-time staff.
- 13% of nonprofit leaders in Richmond were people of color. However, they constituted 39% of the lowest paid, full-time staff.
>> You can purchase the full report here. Thank you to all the nonprofits who participated in the survey!
Learning and Discussion Opportunities
To delve deeper into the information and issues raised in the report, we invite you to join us for one or more of the following sessions. If you are not already a registered member of ConnectVA, please register now to gain access to these course offerings.
Nonprofit Community Conversation: Nonprofit Compensation – September 27, 9 am – 10:30 am
This new series is organized to benefit our nonprofit community partners. Our goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere where subject matter experts can engage with service providers in a meaningful two-way dialogue about community needs and solutions.
For our fifth conversation on Nonprofit Compensation, the Community Foundation will be presenting with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence to explore findings from the 2017 Regional Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report. You do not need to have bought the full report to attend.
Equitable Human Resource Practice 3-part Series – September 28, October 5, & October 12, 2018, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an interactive and enlightening three-part series to address the Human Resource implications stemming from findings in the 2017 Regional Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report. Plan to attend all three unique sessions which will address several employment, talent development and retention challenges in our nonprofit community in Virginia.