Year-to-Year Analysis of Salary Survey Data Trends

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 28. September 2012 10:49

October marks the opening of ERI Salary Surveys’ data collection phase. Over the next six months, organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada will submit compensation data for use in ERI’s traditional industry-specific and job function salary surveys.   As our research team prepares incoming data for the 2013 reports (available in August), let’s examine some data trends from previous years.

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The Outlook for Nonprofit Executive Pay Increases

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 28. September 2012 08:45

The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual report of executive salaries for the largest U.S. charities reported that increases of 2.5% to 3.5% were expected for nonprofit top executives in 2012 and in 2013, although some might fare better.  Expected cuts in federal and state spending would also affect nonprofit budgets, as many receive a larger proportion of their budgets from government contracts and grants than from private donations or payments for services.

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Is Nonprofit Executive Pay Too High?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. September 2012 08:47

Earlier this month, the Chronicle of Philanthropy released its annual report of executive salaries in the largest U.S. charities with the headline “Executive Pay Increased by Median of 3.8% in 2011, Chronicle Survey Finds.” Bloomberg News picked up the story and covered the report with the headline “Nonprofit CEO Pay Topping $1 Million Rises with Scrutiny.”  This is an indication that the mainstream media finds high pay more interesting than moderate median increases.

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Salary Increase Planning: Don't Be Tempted by COLA Figures

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 19. September 2012 10:32

Annual cost-of-living adjustments, also known as COLA increases, become headline news in October when the Social Security Administration releases its benefits figures for the upcoming year. In 2012, the increase was 3.6%, while predictions for 2013 range from 1.3% to 1.8%. Coverage surrounding the figures may prompt HR professionals to consider how their company’s compensation increases compare.

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Participation Opens for 2013 Salary & Benefits Surveys

by ERI Salary Surveys 18. September 2012 12:22

The participation window for ERI Salary Surveys opens October 1, 2012, and continues through March 31, 2013. As an early bird incentive, we are offering a 75% discount applied to the purchase of the results for those who participate in any of our U.S. or Canadian compensation and benefits surveys before the end of 2012. For the remainder of the collection period, participants will receive a 50% discount. Without participation, our surveys range in price from $489 to $689. Not only do you save money by participating, but your organiza­tion’s data also add to the validity of the survey results. Data may be submitted through our online questionnaire or by downloading an Excel version of the questionnaire and returning it via email. We also accept hardcopy versions of the questionnaire sent by fax or mail.

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