(Re)Introducing Idealist Salaries | Your Go-To Nonprofit Compensation Tool

(Re)Introducing Idealist Salaries | Your Go-To Nonprofit Compensation Tool was originally published on Idealist Careers.

Equity, negotiation, counter-offers, wage gaps, cost-of-living … the list goes on! Considering the breadth of topics and frequently asked questions that fall within the “salaries” category, it seems like it’s always a good time to discuss compensation. 

And here at Idealist, we’re not just talking about salaries; we’ve also been developing an entire toolkit—think data, resources, and brand new functionality—to help inform all of your salary decisions. So whether you’re wondering about pay equity, negotiation, counter-offers, closing the wage gap, or cost-of-living, it’s our goal to provide you with the data and the power to make the best salary decisions for you.

What is Idealist Salaries?

Idealist Salaries is our free all-in-one compensation product developed specifically for social-impact professionals (or aspiring social-impact professionals) like you. Here’s what’s included:

Salaries survey

If you’ve worked full time (35+ hours/week) at a nonprofit in the United States within the last three years, we want to hear from you! Our nonprofit salary survey asks for a few pieces of key information—like title, salary, years of experience, location, and optional demographics. 

We use this aggregated information to help nonprofit professionals like you learn what you could be paid in another city, or in a different role, or at an organization of a different size. Try it out! → 

Explore Salaries

Our salary calculator tool allows nonprofit professionals to see salary ranges across titles, and to filter by specific parameters—job title, location, years of relevant experience—and get even more detail. Try it out!

Salary transparency and shared data = pay equity

In the Salaries survey, we ask idealists to (optionally) share important information such as race and ethnicity, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disabilities status, and age. We understand that these aren’t minor details; in fact we take your data—and your data protection—very seriously

But how does Idealist use this information? And does it really benefit social-impact professionals?

As many of us in the workforce know, pay inequity is real. One need only look at things like this post on the wage gap to get a sense of the issues that exist. We’re already seeing some of these disparities reflected in early data that has come in through the Idealist Salaries survey, especially as it relates to gender identity and expression. The more details we’re able to collect from you and your fellow social-impact professionals, the more holistic the salary story becomes, allowing us to share rich and well-informed data and resources with our community. 

Ultimately, we hope that our unique ability to celebrate instances of equitable pay in the sector, as well as shine a spotlight on where employers can do better will benefit everyone, from new grads to seasoned professionals. And where there’s an opportunity to do better, we always strive to be a ready resource in that work, so you can expect plenty more from us in the way of pay equity and transparency. Watch this space!