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You Should Be Paid Fairly. (Period.)

The Nonprofit Salary Explorer is open to anyone who has worked at a U.S.-based nonprofit within the last three years.

Find out what you need to know before you negotiate your salary, switch roles, or relocate to a new city.

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Real Data From Real People

Our powerful new tool lets you explore what you could earn in a different city or in a brand new role.

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When you answer a few simple questions about your role, organization size, location, and years of experience, we’re able to publish current and reliable compensation data.

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We take your data very seriously, which is why we will anonymize your submission and keep it separate from your Idealist profile. Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Our survey data is populated with submissions from real people working in social impact. Input your salary information to help us track compensation in our sector.

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Let's Talk About It

Many of us were raised to believe that discussing money is taboo. We disagree.

When you access Nonprofit Salary Explorer, you can:

  • Learn what fellow social-impact professionals are earning
  • Make sure you're being paid fairly
  • Feel empowered to discuss compensation at your organization

What's your earning potential?

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Advance Pay Equity

In the Nonprofit Salary Explorer survey, you have the option to report your race and ethnicity, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability status, and age.

Sharing these details can provide us with a more complete picture of who works in our sector and help us chart a path toward pay equity.

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Find out what you need to know before you negotiate your salary, switch roles, or relocate to a new city.