About the Salary Survey 2014

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April 10, 2014, 1:59 p.m.

There are 1.6 mil­lion non­profits in the United States. Identi­fy­ing those or­gan­iz­a­tions with a Wash­ing­ton pres­ence, and cre­at­ing a list that is both man­age­able in size and re­flects the big pic­ture, is a mo­nu­ment­al task. Our part­ner again in this pro­cess is CEO Up­date, the in­de­pend­ent news pub­lic­a­tion that cov­ers trends, ca­reers, and people in as­so­ci­ations and non­profits.

CEO Up­date‘s man­aging dir­ect­or, Mark Gra­ham, has once again brought his ex­traordin­ary ex­pert­ise and di­li­gence to the pro­ject. He has worked tire­lessly to en­sure that the in­form­a­tion we de­liv­er to Na­tion­al Journ­al read­ers is not only ac­cur­ate but is also or­gan­ized in a deeply thought­ful man­ner that de­liv­ers im­port­ant in­sights in­to the as­so­ci­ation and ad­vocacy com­munity.

This year’s salary sur­vey re­veals that, while wo­men have been rising in the ranks of these or­gan­iz­a­tions, there are still re­l­at­ively few fe­male CEOs — and there are no wo­men among the top-paid ex­ec­ut­ives on our list.

“The gender dis­par­ity for the CEO role is par­tic­u­larly stark in the trade and pro­fes­sion­al as­so­ci­ations,” Gra­ham says, “but the is­sue doesn’t be­gin or end in the corner of­fice. Our re­search shows that men out­num­ber wo­men in seni­or staff roles by a factor of 4-to-1.”


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