Demand for Talent Slowly Increasing for U.S. Not-For-Profits

September 29, 2010
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Amy Kaminski
Director of Marketing
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Demand for Talent Slowly Increasing for U.S. Not-For-Profits

Kansas City, Kan.— As the economic climate finally begins to thaw, many not-for-profit organizations are looking to gradually expand their workforce. Though organizations may not reach pre-recession workforce levels anytime soon, additional talent is needed as many organizations have been understaffed for many months now. The 2010 Compensation Data Not-For-Profit survey results found the salary for a librarian has remained steady at $48,200 per year, reflecting an increase of less than one percent since 2009.

A few jobs did see above average increases to their salaries this year. Police officers currently earn $41,700 per year, almost 3 percent higher than last year. Grant writers are earning $46,200 annually, up from $44,700 in 2009. The salary of a library aide has seen an increase of 4.78 percent to $28,500. Salaries for building inspectors increased from $45,900 to $49,100, which is an increase of nearly 7 percent.

“In an economy where many organizations are implementing salary freezes and reductions just to get by, it’s encouraging to see salaries for many jobs still rising, even if those increases are very modest,” said Amy Kaminski, director of marketing for Compdata Surveys, the nation’s leading compensation and benefits survey data provider. “Though the not-for-profit industry won’t fully recover for several years, several jobs within the industry remain in great demand as a result of the economic unrest caused by the recession.”

According to the survey, salaries differ by region as volunteer coordinators in the West earn the most, $46,100. This is followed by volunteer coordinators in the Northeast and South Central who currently earn $37,500 and $36,600, respectively. Volunteer coordinators in the Midwest earn $36,000 per year. Volunteer coordinators in the Southeast earn the least, $35,400 per year, which is 30.23 percent less than their counterparts in the West.

About the Survey
Compensation Data 2010 Not-For-Profit contains data on over 100 industry-specific job titles and more than 250 benchmark titles ranging from entry-level to top executives. Data is collected annually from not-for-profit employers across the country. The results provide a comprehensive summary of pay data, benefit information and pay practices with an effective date of March 1, 2010.

Compdata Surveys is the nation’s leading compensation and benefits survey data provider. Thousands of U.S. organizations provide data each year ensuring the reliability of our results. Compdata Surveys has been providing comprehensive data at affordable prices to organizations from coast to coast since 1988. For further information about their compensation and benefits surveys, contact Amy Kaminski at (800) 300-9570.