Wages in the Nonprofit Sector: Healthcare, Personal Care, and Social Service Occupations

Source: Amy Butler, Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 27, 2009

The National Compensation Survey now publishes wage data on full-time workers in private nonprofit establishments. This is the third in a series of three articles comparing the average hourly earnings of full-time workers in private nonprofits, private industry as a whole, State governments, and local governments.

In 2007, there were more than 1.64 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. Nonprofits include, but are not limited to, hospitals, churches, educational institutions, social welfare organizations, and charitable organizations. Health professionals, educators, other professionals, health technicians, administrative support workers, and service occupations account for the majority of paid workers in the nonprofit sector.

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