Salaries of U.S. Jewish Communal Leaders

Searchable Chart Shows Most and Least Highly Paid Leaders

Published December 09, 2011, issue of December 16, 2011.

The Forward’s annual salary survey covered 76 national Jewish organizations. The following is a searchable chart of the organizations and their leaders.

Men are indicated in black, women in blue. Individual salaries and organizational expenses are indicated in dollars. Benefits are not included.

2010 Total
Yeshiva University752,220,5096316Richard Joel, President853,651848,176-0.64
Simon Wiesenthal Center27,248,222125Marvin Hier, Founder & Dean739,544 1721,714 1-2.41
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland59,994,102235Stephen Hoffman, President640,295 5644,518 60.65
Jewish Federations of North America41,858,650211Jerry Silverman, President & CEO569,752 7625,000 109.69
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)53,551,524427Abraham Foxman, National Director567,176621,4709.57
Brandeis University347,376,0934974Frederick Lawrence, President523,546 7588,809 712.46
Touro College191,387,1563950Alan Kadish, President & CEO435,844 7547,51425.62
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee247,375,569 4144 4 13Steven Schwager, CEO & Executive VP544,266541,626-0.48
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore63,698,000145Marc Terrill, President487,887477,859-2.05
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago154,275,896 6376Steven Nasatir, President477,783 5477,783 60
Total: 77Page: 1 of 8
1 includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
2 data from 2007
3 data from 2008
4 data from 2009
5 data from 2010
6 data from 2011
7 predecessor’s salary
8 partial year
9 not a 501(c)(3)
10 annualized
11 position currently vacant
12 as per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
13 825 employees worldwide

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