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Discover the 2024 Salary Survey: Your trusted guide to Not-For-Profit remuneration

Welcome to the 12th edition of the Pro Bono Australia Salary Survey, Australia’s most comprehensive resource for insights into not-for-profit and for-purpose remuneration. This survey stands as Australia’s largest sector study, providing invaluable data for Boards, C-Suite executives, and line managers to make informed decisions regarding staff compensation and benefits.

Ensuring your organisation pays the appropriate staff remuneration is paramount. Fair compensation is not only essential for employee retention but also serves as a magnet for attracting skilled professionals to join your ranks.

Staff retention and attraction lie at the heart of every organisation’s success, and aligning remuneration with industry standards is crucial to maintaining staff satisfaction.

In its 2024 edition, the Salary Survey report meticulously analyses 1,570 cases spanning 37 positions, offering a comprehensive view of salary trends analysed by role, sector, size of organisation, location and operating budget.

Over the past year, there have been notable shifts in compensation across the board. Be Informed. Purchase the 2024 Pro Bono Australia Salary Survey.

To purchase the report, carefully choose the size of your organisation to ensure you are paying the correct amount (based on the number of full-time equivalent employees). Please choose “Commercial organisations / Consultants” if using for this purpose.

A tiered purchase system ensures the Salary Survey can be available for organisations of all sizes. 

Please note: The report is available as a digital download only.

Industry trends and insights

Benchmark your remuneration practices with 12 years of in-depth research on not-for-profit salaries.

Comparison of key roles and different factors

Our report includes breakdowns of salaries by sector, operating budget, number of full-time equivalent employees, location, and tax status.

A “how to” guide for using the data

We make it easy to understand the data in our reports, allowing you to successfully apply our findings to your organisation

Non executive directors

An editorial that analyses in detail the participation of non-executive directors (NEDs) across the sector which details how many hours, how many directors and other details of boards across Australia.

The report is available for purchase as a complete document with 37 Job roles. The major roles can be purchased individually and they are listed below.

Head of Organisation

Salary data and insights for the Chief Executive Officer or head of the organisation.

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A report for the most senior role who coordinates service delivery at the organisation.

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Administration Manager

Remuneration information for the organisation’s most senior corporate operations role.

$150 Buy Read More

Finance Manager

A Salary Survey report for the organisation’s most senior financial role.

$150 Buy Read More

People & Culture
Human Resources Manager

Salary data for the most senior human resources role at the organisation.

$150 Buy Read More

Marketing Fundraising

Salary information for the most senior communications role at the organisation.

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Remuneration information for the role that reports on a range of financial activities.

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Salary survey data for marketing officers who report to a Tier 2 manager.

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Salary data for the role providing financial support to colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

$150 Buy Read More

Other Roles

Administration Officer, Business Development Manager, Care Worker, Case Manager, Community Development Officer, Customer Service Officer, Database Manager, Executive Assistant, Grants Manager, HR Officer, IT Manager, IT Officer, Partnerships Manager, Philanthropy Manager, Program Officer, Project Manager, Quality / Risk / Compliance Officer, Research and Policy Manager, Relationships Manager, and Volunteer Manager / Coordinator.

$150 Buy

Please note: This report is available for digital download only.

Our report offers comprehensive explanations of remuneration data for 37 roles, categorised by our tier system:

Tier 1 roles

Report directly to the
organisation’s board

Tier 2 roles

Report directly to
a Tier 1 role

Tier 3 roles

Report directly to
a Tier 2 role

Tier 4 roles

Report directly to
a Tier 3 role

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The 2024 edition of the Salary Survey report by Pro Bono Australia features participation from over 250 organisations and 1,570 cases, covering a total of 37 positions. We extend our gratitude to Be Recruitment for conducting a professional analysis of this year’s data.

Why support Australia’s most trusted NFP salary report

“Pro Bono Australia’s Salary Survey delivers a robust evidence base which can be trusted by boards, CEOs and managers to guide them when reviewing vital remuneration decisions. The Salary survey has supported the broader sector work that Pro Bono Australia has done for many years. We look forward to continuing that tradition for many years to come.”

– Karen Mahlab AM, Pro Bono Australia CEO & Founder.

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