Salaries of Charity Executives: Jobs that Pay More Than 400k a Year.

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Want a job that pays over $400,000 a year? Perhaps you should strive to become the CEO of a charity. Here are some nonprofit CEO’s who earn more than 400k a year. Keep in mind that these salaries do not include perks and benefits. This article is a supplement to “Charity CEO Salaries: Jobs that Pay Over 500k a Year” and “Nonprofit CEO Salaries: Jobs that Pay Well Over 300k a Year.”

These salaries were found on the website Visit it find the salary of the CEO of your favorite charity.

World Wildlife Fund

The World Wildlife’s Fund overall goal is to conserve nature. This includes helping endangered species, promoting efficient use of resources and much more. As of June 2008, the CEO, Carter S. Roberts earned a salary of $439,327 / year. Is this reasonable? Many would argue it is not, considering the salary of a forest ecologist is only between $30,000 -$45.000. (See for more details.) If this CEO were earning an average salary of a family practice doctor at around $130,000, there would be alot of donated money left over to help the environment.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association helps in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It strives to prevent the risk of dementia by the promotion of brain health. As of June 2008, the president and CEO Harry Johns earns a salary of $545,566 a year. If he were a neurologist, he would only earn a salary of about $150,000 to $250,000. One just has to wonder if her earned that salary how additional families affected by Alzheimer’s could be helped. 

The Children’s Aid Society

The Children’s Aid Society strives “to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of children and families.”, as stated on It has been helping families since 1853. As of June 2008, the CEO, C. Warren Moses earns a salary of $481,158 a year. If he earned the average salary of a children’s psychiatrist, he would only earn about $100,000a year. 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, also known as the MDA, fights neuromuscular diseases through programs of research and education. It’s number one volunteer, Jerry Lewis, helps raise funds for the MDA. In December 2008, Gerald Weinburg, President and CEO earned $402,732 a year.

These are just four nonprofit CEO salaries that pay very well. Please read “Charity CEO Salaries: Jobs that Pay Over 500k a Year” and “Nonprofit CEO Salaries: Jobs that Pay Well Over 300k a Year.” for more insight. To search charities on your own, please visit


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