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Fair Pay for Southern California Nonprofits:

The 2021 Compensation & Benefits Survey

Now available: Published May 31, 2021.

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The Data You Need to Attract and Retain the Best Employees for Your Organization in 2021 and Beyond

  • Current, local data on more than 160 jobs
  • Regional data relevant for Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the Inland Empire
  • Coverage includes urban, suburban and rural areas from coast to desert
  • Organizations large and small surveyed
  • Base pay levels and bonus/incentive pay for each job
  • Details by annual operating budget, location within Southern California, number of employees and primary field of service
  • Employee benefits: paid time off, insurance, retirement
  • Salary increases past year and year ahead forecast
  • Policies with respect to on-call work, overtime, shift differentials, pay for bilingual skills, introductory periods, performance reviews and more.
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2021 Survey Calendar

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2021 promises to be a year unlike any other, as nonprofit managers navigate challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey will help your organization see how the local nonprofit community is responding to current economic conditions.

  • Are nonprofits foregoing planned salary adjustments or reducing employee pay levels?
  • Are nonprofits furloughing or laying off employees?
  • How have specific types of revenue been impacted by the pandemic?
  • Are organizations reducing their costs of employee benefits?

All Regions of Southern California Covered

Map of Southern California counties covered in survey

The survey serves nonprofits in all 10 counties of Southern California. We gather data from both larger and smaller nonprofit organizations, as well as those from urban, suburban and rural counties.

What Nonprofit Managers Say About the Survey...

"In creating three year strategic plans, the Fair Pay Nonprofit survey has served as an excellent planning tool. We know we are using the most reliable and relevant data in determining competitive wages and benefits for our valuable staff. I know this has helped us to attract and retain the best people!"

– Michele Grupe, Executive Director
Cope Family Center

"Our organization has been using the Nonprofit Compensation Associates survey for nearly a decade. It has been invaluable as a tool to determine fair wages and benefits for our staff. I don’t know what we would do without it."

–Jonathan Steinberg, Human Resources Manager
Island Conservation

"We highly recommend the Fair Pay compensation and benefits survey. The participation process is well-organized, the report is easy to use, and it includes extremely practical and relevant data for nonprofit decision makers. A must have!"

–David R. Smith, SPHR, Human Resources Director
Koinonia Family Services

The 2021 survey report is now available.

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