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Annual Salary Survey

The 2016 Grantmaker Salary & Benefits Survey is now open! 

To find out more about the survey, contact

2015 Grantmaker Salary Tables

The Council on Foundations has released the 2015 Salary Survey Tables, which compile data on over 9,000 full-time employees at 951 foundations with over $279 billion in assets.

The tables are available free of charge to survey participants and Council on Foundations members, and can be purchased by non-members for $179 (order here). 

Because of our partnership with the Council and the Foundation Center, Philanthropy Network has access to the tables and can help assist you with research on salary and benefits.  For further information, please contact Theresa.

Each year Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia partners with the Council on Foundations (COF), the Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers to promote member participation in the annual Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey. This report generated from this survey is one of the most important and requested tools produced for our field, and provides critical benchmarking data to determine fair compensation across multiple organizational levels. The report also helps to promote transparency by providing administrators, academic centers, governments, and the public with access to information about the internal workings of foundations.

The Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report analyzes current compensation, demographics and benefits costs across 35 positions at private (family and independent), community, public, and operating foundations, as well as other types of grantmaking entities.

All grantmaker participants who complete the online survey receive:

  • a free PDF of the full Grantmakers Salary and Benefits report;
  • a free PDF of the salary tables; and
  • full access to the Council’s online platform, Benchmark Central, where they can create custom reports to benchmark against peers by grantmaker type, asset size, state, or region, or against a specific peer group of grantmakers

As a promotional partner for the survey, Philanthropy Network also receives the full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, as well as access to the tables and data in Benchmark Central.

Non-participants may purchase the report from the Council.