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Pro Bono Australia launches 2021 Salary Survey

4 February 2021 at 8:00 am
Maggie Coggan
The survey will reveal how the pandemic has changed remuneration and incentives for NFP staff

Maggie Coggan | 4 February 2021 at 8:00 am


Pro Bono Australia launches 2021 Salary Survey
4 February 2021 at 8:00 am

The survey will reveal how the pandemic has changed remuneration and incentives for NFP staff

It’s no secret that in 2020, many employees saw big changes to their employment and remuneration, an issue that this year’s Pro Bono Australia Salary Survey aims to uncover.  

Launched on Thursday, the survey will inform Australia’s largest NFP remuneration benchmarking report. NFP employees and leaders are being urged to take part. 

Now in its ninth year, the annual report has become a trusted part of our social sector infrastructure, providing critical information to guide boards, management and individuals to understand how to pay fairly, or be paid fairly. 

The report is used by social sector organisations across Australia to accurately benchmark remuneration practices, and highlight professional development trends and salary standards among executives and managers.   

CEO of Pro Bono Australia Karen Mahlab AM said that after the disruptions of 2020, it was more important than ever for sector employees to participate in the survey so that a full picture of the NFP remuneration landscape could be painted.  

“The upheaval that was 2020 has had implications on many fronts, not least on how we work and on our economic security,” Mahlab said. 

“From this robust data set we will be able to develop a longitudinal understanding of what’s happening in remuneration, drawing together the many years of salary information we now hold.  

“It’s important both people and their organisation’s departments participate wherever possible.”  

This year’s report will include analysis from Queensland University of Technology’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (QUT ACPNS), which has jumped on board as the survey’s new partner.

Mahlab said she was “delighted” that QUT’s ACPNS had joined as the research partner. 

“We also say thank you to HLB Mann Judd for having been our supportive partner over the past few years,” she said. 

Participants who complete the survey will receive 50 per cent off the 2021 survey and will go into the running to win a $500 donation to a charity of their choosing.  

The final report will be published in May, with all individual answers to remain confidential.

Take part in the survey here. 

Maggie Coggan  |  Journalist  |  @MaggieCoggan

Maggie Coggan is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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