PNP Staffing Group’s 2021 Nonprofit Salaries & Staffing Trends Report Assesses Nonprofit Salaries in a Radically Changed Environment

PNP’s NONPROFIT SALARIES & STAFFING TRENDS for 2021 reports that competitive salaries remain key to retaining talented staff who have stepped-up during the pandemic and who are enabling organizations to persevere through uncertainty and change.

PNP Staffing Group has released its 2021 NONPROFIT SALARIES AND STAFFING TRENDS REPORT. Despite the turmoil of 2020, many survey respondents indicated their intention to adjust salaries upward in 2021. One-fourth will give cost-of-living increases across the board, with others planning to issue raises for changed responsibilities or to reward performance. Only one percent reported that they expect to decrease salaries in 2021.

More than two-thirds of survey respondents noted that they are planning to hire staff in 2021—evenly divided between those who will be adding to their workforce, and those who will hire only to fill vacancies.

“The Human and Social Service sector represents the majority of nonprofits planning to hire staff in 2021 given the urgent demand for their programs and services,” said Dr. Robert Duvall, PNP’s Director of Education Services.

The principal challenge facing nonprofits is how work will be conducted and managed going forward. When asked about expectations for 2021, 67% of nonprofits plan to have hybrid working arrangements for staff.

“Funding core programs and services is more challenging than ever. A significant number of organizations report that they have been able to maintain and increase support in 2020 and are seeking ways to ensure continued support in 2021. Increases in philanthropic support during the pandemic are coming primarily from grants, individual donors, and foundations,” said Gayle A. Brandel, CEO, PNP Staffing Group.

PNP’s NONPROFIT SALARIES AND STAFFING TRENDS REPORT provides salary ranges for 43 key positions across five budget-size categories. Almost 1,000 nonprofit organizations from 40 states participated in the survey.

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