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Salary Survey

The Australian social sector’s most trusted salary survey.

Is the remuneration you offer, or are receiving, equivalent and competitive within the NFP sector? After the Great Resignation, now more than ever it is essential to have an accurate view of the industry standard and expectations for pay. The Pro Bono Australia Salary Survey has the answers.

Celebrating A Decade of Data 

The Salary Survey has been helping not-for-profit organisations for 10 years by mapping out trends and offering in-depth analysis. The report allows individuals and organisations to effectively benchmark their remuneration practices, allowing you to offer appropriate salaries to new employees, and manage the retention and satisfaction of existing employees.

2022 Not-For-Profit Remuneration Report

Brought to you thanks to our friends at CBB, the report is the not-for-profit sector’s trusted source of salary data, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

The generosity of this year’s participants resulted in the highest ever number of responses in history, with 300+ organisations taking part. This year, we partnered with PwC Australia for a professional analysis into the remuneration of non-executive directors in the sector.

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. 

Please note:
A tiered purchase system ensures a fairer use of the Salary Survey for all and supports the ongoing work of Pro Bono Australia including payment for our Journalists and free News services.

This report is available as a digital download only.

Trustworthy industry trends and insights

Confidently benchmark your remuneration with 10 years of in-depth research on not-for-profit salaries.

A “how to” guide for using the data

Our top tips for getting the best out of the salary survey, so you can successfully benchmark remuneration across the whole organisation or negotiate in pay reviews.

Comparison of key roles and different factors

See a breakdown of salaries by sector, operating budget, number of full-time equivalent employees, location and tax status. We also included 6 new roles this year - resulting in a comprehensive report on 40 roles.

An in-depth editorial from our analysis partners at PwC Australia

An editorial from PwC Australia analysing the remuneration of non-executive directors (NEDs) across the sector. With the lack of knowledge on the scope of work or remuneration of NEDs, this analysis is a unique and valuable resource.

The 2022 Salary Survey report contains data on 40 roles. If you only need information on a certain position, you can purchase it separately below.

The positions are categorised by tiers:
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.

For 12 key positions, data is broken down and can be directly compared by sector, operating budget, number of full-time equivalent employees, location, tax status and salary components. For other roles the report contains only remuneration broken down by salary components.

CEO / Chief Executive Officer / Head of Organisation (Tier 1)

Remuneration information for the CEO or head of the organisation.

Purchase - $150

General Manager

General Manager (Tier 2)

The most senior role responsible for the delivery of a range of services.

Purchase - $150

Finance Manager

Operations / Administration Manager (Tier 2)

The most senior role responsible for corporate operations.

Purchase - $150

Operations Manager

Finance Manager / Treasurer (Tier 2)

The most senior role responsible for the full range of finance accountabilities.

Purchase - $150

Human Resources

Human Resources Manager (Tier 2)

The most senior human resources role responsible for the full range of human resources accountabilities.

Purchase - $150

Finance Manager

Services Manager (Tier 2)

The most senior role responsible for the delivery of the full range of services.

Purchase - $150

Marketing Manager 2

Marketing / Fundraising / Communications Manager (Tier 2)

The most senior role responsible for the full range of marketing accountabilities, reporting to CEO.

Purchase - $150

Marketing Manager 3

Program Manager (Tier 2 and 3)

The role responsible for the delivery of one or more programs and/or projects.

Purchase - $150

Marketing Manager 3

Finance Manager (Tier 3)

The role responsible for a range of finance accountabilities, that reports to a Tier 2 manager.

Purchase - $150

Marketing Manager 3

Marketing / Fundraising / Communications manager (Tier 3)

The role responsible for a range of marketing accountabilities that reports to a Tier 2 manager.

Purchase - $150

Team Leader (Tier 3 and 4)

The role responsible for leading a team within various organisations, reporting to a Tier 2 manager.

Purchase - $150

Finance Officer (Tier 4)

The role responsible for providing financial and administrative support to colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

Purchase - $150

Other Roles

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.

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What the 2022 Salary Survey tells us about job satisfaction and the impact of the Great Resignation
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What the 2022 Salary Survey tells us about job satisfaction and the impact of the Great Resignation

Wendy Williams | 9 June 2022

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Pro Bono Australia Salary Survey sheds light on whether boards get paid

Wendy Williams | 8 June 2022

Now in its 10th year, the Salary Survey is the most comprehensive remuneration report for the not-for-profit sector.

Three reasons why it’s important to benchmark what you pay your staff
Careers

Three reasons why it’s important to benchmark what you pay your staff

Maggie Coggan | 3 June 2021

With the launch of the 2022 Pro Bono Salary Survey Report, we revisit some of the reasons salary benchmarking can be critical to the success of your organisation.

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.

When you purchase a Salary Survey, you’ll also be helping us continue our social impact by keeping services such as Pro Bono News free and accessible to all. Our services have a social return on investment of 11:1. Thank you for your ongoing support.”

– Karen Mahlab AM, Pro Bono Australia CEO & Founder

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