Salaries of U.S. Jewish Communal Leaders

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.

Who Earns What

Rank
Executive
Organisation
2010 Salary (* predecessor's salary)
1
Yeshiva University
$848,176
2
Simon Wiesenthal Center
$721,714
3
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
$644,518
4
Anti-Defamation League
$621,470
5
Jewish Federations of North America
$611,160
6
Brandeis University
$588,809*
7
Touro College
$547,514
8
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
$541,626
9
Republican Jewish Coalition
$508,000
10
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
$477,859
11
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago
$477,783
12
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
$472,500
13
UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York
$466,000
14
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
$457,784
15
Jewish Community Centers Association of North America
$456,014
16
American Jewish Committee
$440,429
17
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
$419,899*
19
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
$401,044*
20
Foundation for Jewish Camp
$400,833
21
Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations
$397,363
22
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
$385,072
24
Jewish National Fund
$375,147
25
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
$364,772
26
Zionist Organization of America
$363,462
27
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
$347,296
28
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
$346,500
29
B'nai Brith International
$339,889
30
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey
$318,336*
31
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
$318,063
32
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
$307,050*
33
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
$305,000
36
United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh
$277,643
37
American Jewish World Service
$276,217
40
CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)
$259,142
40
CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)
$259,142
42
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
$250,000
43
UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey
$248,400*
44
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
$230,000
45
ORT America
$220,358
47
Forward Association
$207,975
48
JESNA (Jewish Educational Services of North America)
$204,750
50
J Street
$200,225
51
National Conference on Soviet Jewry
$194,411
52
Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
$191,240
53
Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies
$184,167
54
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
$182,475
55
Bend The Arc
$180,500
57
Foundation for Jewish Culture
$175,000
58
National Jewish Democratic Council
$171,200
59
Hazon
$143,416
60
The Center for Jewish History
$143,360
61
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
$140,000
63
American Jewish University
$118,898
64
American Zionist Movement
$107,170
65
Jewish Labor Committee
$85,000
-
Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform)
n/a
-
Hebrew Union College
n/a
-
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
n/a
-
Jewish Theological Seminary
n/a
-
National Council of Young Israel
n/a
-
Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative)
n/a
-
Rabbinical Council of America (Orthodox)
n/a
-
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
n/a
-
Religious Action Center
n/a
-
Torah Umesorah - National Society for Hebrew Day Schools
n/a
-
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
n/a
-
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
n/a

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