August 9, 2021

Some non-profits are offering executive fees that are significantly lower than the top executives who manage them.

Key points:Non-profit executives get a much higher salary than executive salariesIn the past two decades, the nonprofit sector has experienced a boom in executive payThe non-governmental sector now employs more than 500,000 peopleThe CEO of one of Australia’s largest non-government organisations, the Australian Catholic Conference, says she’s not worried about her pay The non-establishment sector in Australia has seen a massive rise in executive salaries, but they’re not the same as the top bosses who manage the business.

The CEO and other non-executives of the Australian Christian Conference say their pay is much higher than the salaries paid to their executive peers.

The Australian Catholic Commission for Corporate Governance (ACCG) says that the non -profit sector is currently employing more than 100,000 non-employees, compared to just over 60,000 for executive salaries.

“We have a much greater number of people than the executive position and we do a lot of work to make sure that our workers are in a position to make decisions that will benefit the organisation,” ACCG CEO Mark Williams said.

“So it’s not just the CEO, it’s the whole organisation.”

And the majority of the people we have in the executive pay package are in positions where they can actually make decisions on how to grow the organisation.

“For example, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank, the Commonwealth’s financial services arm, earns about $2 million per annum.

But when it comes to executive salaries in Australia, ACCG’s CEO, Mark Williams, says he thinks the CEO should be paid about $10 million.”

That’s about half the CEO salary in the whole of Australia,” he said.

Mr Williams says it is important for people who are paid top dollar to think about the pay package, but he believes that is a topic for non-professional organisations.”

I think a lot more people in the non organisation will have a view about that,” he explained.”

It’s a matter of what your role is, and what the opportunities are for you.

“Mr Williams said it was important for non profit organisations to have a fair wage, but added that “there are certain people who just can’t afford to work.””

It would be really easy for a non-business organisation to say, ‘We’ve got to get away from this’,” he said, but “we’ve got other things to do”.

He said the non profit sector needed to take the initiative to find other ways of funding its staff.”

There is a massive opportunity in the sector to support people to become more effective in their own roles,” he added.”

You can make sure there’s an environment in which people can work and do their job.

“Mr Smith agrees.”

If the people in your organisation are doing their jobs well and they’re being paid well, I don’t think it’s necessarily the end of the world,” he told the ABC.”

But if you’re in a role that you’re not going to get paid well for, I think that would be a really big problem.

“What is executive compensation?

Executive compensation is the pay paid to executives who work in a non public sector company.

Key facts:Key points CEO salaries vary between companiesThe ACCG says the non non-commercial sector employs about 500,00 people in AustraliaThe ACCC has called for non commercial organisations to pay executives more than the average executive pay for a similar position in a public sector organisationWhat is the compensation for a senior executive?

Executive salaries vary from company to company, but the CEO at a non profit organisation who earns more than $2.8 million a year can expect to receive a salary of about $1.9 million, the ACCG said.CEO salaries at non-public sector organisations are capped at $1 million.

Non-profits have the right to negotiate with non-state actors for executive pay to be used for community services and programs, as well as the Commonwealth and other Commonwealth organisations.

Executive pay is set by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

Non-governmental organisations can also negotiate for compensation from the Commonwealth or another organisation.