Wages and Benefits Survey & Report


2022 Nonprofit Wages & Benefits Survey & Report

Hiring and retaining great workers is one of the biggest challenges we face as nonprofits. That’s why Common Good Vermont partners with NH Center for Nonprofits and Maine Association of Nonprofits to collect the latest data on wages and benefits from our tri-state area. Each state produces a state-specific report on Wages and Benefits based on the data collected in this survey.

The Report tells an important and deeply informative story about the health and viability of our sector including best practices to help you make decisions in your organization.

In Vermont, our nonprofit sector employs about 69,000 jobs which translates to 1 in 7 workers. We contribute about $5.7 billion per year to the economy through wages paid, retail and wholesale purchases and professional service contracts. Understanding how our sector is changing is an essential step in planning for what comes next for nonprofits, our people, and our communities.

The 2022 survey is closed for participation. We will post the 2022 Report late Fall! 2022 survey participants will receive the Report for FREE and all others can purchase the Report for $125 in Vermont. In the meantime, the 2020 Report is still available for purchase…

2020 Vermont Nonprofit Wages & Benefits Report

Why Purchase the Report?

  • Talent Matters: People power our missions and to attract and retain talent nonprofits need to set competitive wages and benefits.
  • Reliable + Relevant: Nonprofits must justify organizational compensation to their boards, the IRS, and the general public. This tool is the most relevant source of information available to help Vermont nonprofits develop a competitive compensation strategy AND comply with IRS regulations requiring nonprofit boards to document their process for setting executive compensation.
  • Vital Sector Trends: Timely information about nonprofit staffing and compensation is perhaps more important than ever. This year, the survey will collect important data about the impacts of the pandemic on nonprofit staffing, wages and benefits, as well as look at executive director wages by race, gender and experience.

How much does the Report Cost?

The cost for the 2020 Digital Report is $125 for non-participants of the survey. The Survey is conducted every two years and participants of the Survey receive the Report for free. The 2022 Report will be available late Fall or early Winter of 2022.

Buy the 2020 Report

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The Vermont Community Foundation


Northeast Delta Dental 

QuickStart, LLC


United Way of Northwest Vermont

United Ways in Vermont

United Way of Addison County

United Way of Windham County

United Way of Rutland County

United Way of Lamoille County

Green Mountain United Way

VT Businesses for Social Responsibility

VT Sustainable Jobs Fund

Vermont Natural Resource Council

Vermont Arts Council

Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Lake Champlain Chamber

Vermont Council on Rural Development