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Find out if you’re being paid fairly.

Make informed compensation decisions, advocate for fair pay, and enter salary negotiations with confidence.

Find out what others are earning by anonymously sharing your salary with us.

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Real Data From Real People

The Nonprofit Salary Explorer is powered by submissions from real social-impact professionals, allowing you to discover how others are paid across cities, roles, and organizations.

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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 real-time 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 social-impact professionals. Add your salary information to help us better track and understand compensation in our sector.

I already used [the Nonprofit Salary Explorer] to aid in salary negotiation, and received a raise of more than $10,000.

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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 the Nonprofit Salary Explorer, you can:

  • Ensure you're being paid fairly
  • Enter salary negotiations with confidence
  • Find out what your peers are earning

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.