Today, Charity Navigator published its 5th annual CEO Compensation Study.
In examining the compensation practices at the 5,448 charities in our database, we found that the top leaders earned an average salary of $158,075. This represents a pay raise of 6.1% over the previous year studied.
Our 2009 study offers insight into how a charity’s mission, size, and location impact its CEO’s salary. The report also highlights some questionable salaries and suspect compensation policies. And we round out the report by offering advice for judging the appropriateness of a nonprofit executive’s pay.
The report is already generating media attention. In fact, our President & CEO, Ken Berger, will be discussing our findings on Fox Business News with Stuart Varney this afternoon at 1pm EST.