The Salary & Benefits Survey for Greater Kansas City Regional Nonprofit Organizations & Associations

Thank you to over 220 organizations for completing the 2016 edition of the salary survey. We are currently analyzing data and the findings will be reported soon.

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Support Kansas City, Nonprofit Connect, Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Kansas City Society of Association Executives (KCSAE) in Kansas City have formed a collaborative partnership to conduct the Salary & Benefits Survey of Greater Kansas City Regional Nonprofit Organizations & Associations - the only one of its kind in Kansas City! Legally, politically, and ethically, it is more important than ever for nonprofit agencies to use research-based information to establish, benchmark, and defend their salaries and benefits.

This Salary Survey is the tool that provides your nonprofit - and all nonprofits in the Kansas City metro region - with these three benefits.

  • Matching your salaries and benefits to the local nonprofit employment market ensures that your compensation practices are competitive for hiring and retaining the best people while still being responsible with your agency's limited resources;
  • Benchmarking your salaries and benefits levels ensures that you are being fair to your staff when determining an appropriate level of compensation; and
  • Basing key executive salaries, benefits, and perquisites on the results of a research-based salary survey provides your agency with strong legal and political protection for your decisions. Nonprofit regulatory authorities and many funders are paying more attention to the legitimacy of salaries and benefits that nonprofits are providing and the best defense for your salary decisions is the use of a legitimate, well-researched salary survey that is representative of your hiring market.

Counties covered in survey

Bates County, Mo.
Caldwell County, Mo.
Cass County, Mo.
Clay County, Mo.
Clinton County, Mo.
Jackson County, Mo.
Johnson County, Mo.
Lafayette County, Mo.
Platte County, Mo.
Ray County, Mo.
Atchison County, Kan.
Douglas County, Kan. (Lawrence)
Franklin County, Kan.
Johnson County, Kan.
Leavenworth County, Kan.
Linn County, Kan.
Miami County, Kan.
Shawnee County, Kan. (Topeka)
Wyandotte County, Kan.

Organizations participating in the survey will receive a 50% discount on the 2016 Salary Survey Report making the electronic copy (PDF) of the report $60 instead of $120 for non-participating organizations.

Order 2016 Report

If your organization would prefer to receive an invoice please contact us at / (816) 235-5720.

Note: the Salary Survey report will be available in our Nonprofit Resource Center (4747 Troost Avenue Suite 207 - 816-235-5720) and can be viewed for free - the 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014 versions are also available to view. The 2014 Survey Report can be viewed here for your reference.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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