2017 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey

For more than 30 years, the Council's Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey has provided the sector with the most comprehensive data on grantmaker staff composition and compensation in the U.S. at community, private (family and independent), and public foundations, as well as other staffed grantmaking entities.

Grantmakers rely on this annual report to plan budgets, benchmark personnel policies and practices, determine salary levels for new and existing staff, and more. In collaboration with our partners at Mission Investors Exchange, we included an impact investing specific staff position in the 2017 survey to highlight philanthropy's staffing response to an area of rapidly growing interest.

2017 GSB Key Dates

  • The 2017 GSB Salary Tables were released on September 26th (free for Council members and survey participants; $199 list price)
  • Benchmark Central, the Council's online benchmarking tool, opened on October 4th (available to survey participants)
  • The 2017 GSB Full Report will be released February 2018 (free for Council members and survey participants; $439 list price)

Check out our Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report FAQs for more information.

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