Salaries and Benefits

2020 Nonprofit Compensation Survey2020 Nonprofit Compensation Survey

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has partnered with Association TRENDS to conduct the 2020 Nonprofit Compensation Survey, a statewide survey of North Carolina nonprofits that will provide information about:

  • Specific salary information for 129 nonprofit positions, including median and average salaries
  • Compensation analysis by title, nonprofit type, budget, and staff size
  • Changes in nonprofit pay levels from one year to the next
  • Enhanced benefits sections like paid leave, health insurance, and retirement plan allowances.

The more nonprofits that participate, the more comprehensive the data will be. The results (see a sample page) will help your organization set fair and competitive compensation – the key to attracting and hiring talented employees.

The survey is free to fill out. The redesigned user interface is easy for inputting compensation information; if you participated during any time dating back to 2014, the customized survey platform will "remember" your previous responses.

Participating organizations that complete the survey receive a discount on both the North Carolina and national compensation reports, and participating Center Members save even more!

The survey deadline has been extended to April 15.


Take the Survey


Participation Instructions: Visit and choose “Register Now” in the right-hand column on the page (registration is free). If you have an account with Association TRENDS, submit your email and your information will auto populate. If you do not, you will be prompted to create a login. Upon login or registration, you will automatically be taken to the survey start page. You can complete your survey right away or save it and come back later; to return to your saved survey, login at