Common Good VT Releases 2020 Vermont Nonprofit Wages & Benefits Report

South Burlington, VT:  Common Good Vermont is pleased to release the Vermont Edition of the 2020 Report on Nonprofit Wages & Benefits in Northern New England.    Common Good Vermont partners with the 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 2020 Vermont Edition provides Vermont’s nonprofit professionals with salary and benefits benchmarks for 32 full and part-time positions from 111 Vermont nonprofits and 632 Northern New England nonprofits who contributed to the report’s data.   

“Even before the pandemic, hiring and retaining workers is one of the biggest challenges we face as nonprofits. 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. This year’s survey includes additional COVID-19 data to help nonprofits and Vermont leaders discuss the impacts of the pandemic,” said Morgan Webster, Director Common Good Vermont. 

The intent of the report is to provide nonprofit board and staff leaders with a tool to help launch conversations on human resource management, recruitment, retention and satisfaction: How do I put my organization’s compensation level in perspective for the IRS and general public? How should I set pay and benefits for new hires? Where can I find objective salary information for my board? 

The digital report is free to nonprofits who participated in the 2020 survey and available for $125 for all others. 

Click here to learn more and purchase the report.

The next survey will be in the Spring of 2022. 

To learn more about this essential report and other nonprofit resources and training opportunities, visit

The Vermont Edition was made possible by generous support from our Vermont funders and sponsors: The Vermont Community Foundation, National Life Group Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, High Meadows Fund, United Ways of Vermont, QuickStart, and Wisehart, Wimette & Associates, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Additional tri-state support was provided by UST and Northeast Delta Dental.  

Common Good Vermont is a recently merged program of United Way of Northwest Vermont serving nonprofits statewide. 

About Common Good Vermont 

Common Good Vermont is the only statewide organization in Vermont dedicated to uniting and strengthening all of the mission-driven organizations that serve the Green Mountain State. Common Good Vermont serves as the “go-to” resources for our peers to share resources, gain skills and build partnerships. Learn more at

About United Way of Northwest Vermont 

United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT) unites our whole community to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger region. We proudly serve Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties of Vermont. United Way convenes advocates, organizations and institutions to address the community’s most pressing issues. The problems facing our region are complex; they are issues that no single organization or individual alone can solve – real change is possible when nonprofit, public and private sectors work together. United Way has the networks, partnerships and strategic initiatives to improve the lives of our family, friends and neighbors. For more information or to get involved, visit