Non-Profits’ Pay Hike Budgets Headed South in 2010

September 7, 2010 ( – Pay increase budgets for non-profit organizations continued falling over the past 12 months, according to Compdata.

A BLR report said a Compdata survey found non-profits’ pay increase budgets have dropped from 2.4% in 2009 to 1.7% in 2010, but are expected to enjoy a slight uptick to 1.8% in 2011.

By industry, 2010 pay increase budgets were 2.3% for associations, 2.1% for libraries, 1.5% for churches/religious organizations, 1.3% for colleges/universities, and 1.2% for government entities. The survey found that associations are expected to maintain the highest pay increase budget in 2011 at 2.5%, while government entities are expected to have the lowest pay increase budget, dropping to less than 1%.

By region, Northeast organizations saw a 1.9% pay increase budget in 2010, South Central a 1.9%, Midwest and West a 1.8%, and Southeast a 1.2% hike. In 2011, South Central is expected to have the highest pay increase budget at 2%

The survey can be ordered from here.