Member Resources

Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Study

Leadership Council is delighted to welcome back VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm - now Dean Dorton as Presenting Sponsor of our 2024 Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Study. They have sponsored this biennial study since 2018.



This comprehensive survey is a bit more extensive than others as it provides regional data points -- very important and useful for benchmarking.

  1. It includes both compensation AND benefits.
  2. It has a comprehensive list of job descriptions (80+ of them) -- other surveys have general categories.
  3. It’s only $150 for Members of Leadership Council and Dean Dorton clients and $300 for all others. Other less comprehensive surveys are sold for much more. 

Here are a few points of interest:

  • Responding organizations cover a wide range of missions and services, from social service, health, arts & culture, community development, elder care, and more.
  • 68% of agencies participating in this survey had 50 employees or less
  • 75% of agencies are located in Hamilton County, 15% in Northern Kentucky, and 10% in other Ohio counties or Southeast Indiana counties
  • 43% of respondents have budgets under $1 million