2018 Wage & Benefits Survey Due Friday June 29th

Hiring and retaining great workers is one of the biggest challenges we face as nonprofits. That’s why Common Good Vermont has teamed up 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 will produce a state-specific report on Wages and Benefits this fall based on the data collected in this survey.

Your contribution to this data is vital. So many of our Vermont nonprofit colleagues regularly contact us for this information as you set benefits and wages for new and current employees. The more responses we have the more valuable the results will be.  

Taken together, our practices tell an important and deeply informative story about the health and viability of our sector and best practices for you to assess as you make decisions in your own organization.

On behalf of Vermont’s nonprofit sector, we thank you for your valuable time.


Lauren-Glenn and the Common Good VT Team



The 2018 Survey of Nonprofit Wages & Benefits will take between 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the size of your staff, once you have gathered relevant salary and benefits data using the preparation checklist This document identifies the information you will need to have at your fingertips. We strongly encourage you to read it before proceeding to the questionnaire.

All information you provide will be held in strict confidence. Agency-specific data will not be shown to anyone, and when fewer than four responses are received in a category, the information will not be reported for that category so as to protect the confidentiality of responses.

If you represent an all-volunteer organization or you have no employees matching any of the 30 job categories (see listing starting on page 3), you may complete the first section of the survey to receive your participation credit.

The 2018 edition of the Report on Nonprofit Wages & Benefits in Northern New England will be published this fall. Survey participants will receive the report for FREE and be entered to win a $150 cash prize! The 2016 Report is still available for the sale price of $19. Buy it now!

Before completing the survey, download and complete the Instructions, FAQs, and Preparation Checklist here. 

Complete the Survey

If you have any questions while completing this survey:

Special Thanks to Our Underwriters

Lead VT Underwriters:

 A.D. Henderson Foundation | The Vermont Community Foundation

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation |  United Ways of Vermont | United Way of Northwest Vermont

Northeast Delta Dental | Wisehart, Wimette & Associates PLC

Marketing Partners: 

VBSR | Sustainable Jobs Fund of Vermont Channel 17 & Center for Media and Democracy 

Interested in sponsoring the Report? Email [email protected] for more information.