How Much Are Our Jewish Non-Profit CEOs Making?

The Forward’s sixth annual survey of Jewish non-profit leaders is presented here as a public service. The information on salary, revenue and the like is supposed to be available to everyone — that’s part of the civic contract charities make in exchange for not paying taxes — but nowhere else will you find this level of detail, analysis and context.

Please use it wisely. It should inform your personal giving and communal activism. I hope it will also continue to spur reforms and a movement toward greater equity between men and women, which is so far in short supply. Women leaders can still expect to earn only 81 cents to every dollar that male CEOs earn, and that takes into account the size of their respective organizations. That this salary gap persists in 2014 is an embarrassment to our community.

I want to pay special tribute to Maia Efrem, the Forward’s research editor, who managed this project from start to finish, a task months in the making, with diligence and extraordinary attention to detail. She was assisted by Rachel Benaim, Yael Even-Or and Gabe Friedman.

We are all grateful to Dr. Abraham Wyner and his team from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for their analysis of this data.

And we thank the many charity executives and their staffs who helped us verify the information. This work is predicated on the belief that transparency is a public good. It’s a value we all can share.

Click on the names below to find out how much each executive is over or underpaid.

Who Earns What

Rank
Executive
Organisation
2013 Salary (* predecessor's salary)
1
Brandeis University
$878,572
2
Yeshiva University
$873,337
3
Simon Wiesenthal Center
$765,123
4
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
$723,411
5
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
$716,611
6
Anti-Defamation League
$687,100
7
Jewish Federations of North America
$614,351
8
UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York
$579,000*
9
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
$578,732
10
Republican Jewish Coalition
$562,731
11
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
$561,000
12
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
$545,480
13
American Society for Technion - Israel Institute for Technology, Inc
$526,127
14
Touro College
$521,928
15
American Jewish Committee
$518,338
16
Birthright Israel
$505,205
17
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago
$501,116
18
Jewish Community Centers Association of North America
$491,358
19
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
$482,932
20
Foundation for Jewish Camp
$470,399
21
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
$461,965*
22
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
$434,680
23
Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations
$421,735
24
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
$420,870
25
Zionist Organization of America
$420,718
26
Hadassah
$415,412
27
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
$405,064
28
Jewish National Fund
$394,940
29
B'nai Brith International
$348,242
30
The Israel Project
$348,000
31
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
$345,024
32
American Friends of Magen David Adom
$339,044
33
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
$336,772*
34
American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Inc
$335,428
35
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey
$333,514*
36
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
$330,589*
37
United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh
$316,512
38
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
$304,368
39
American Jewish World Service
$301,099
40
American Friends of the Tel Aviv University Inc
$297,350
41
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
$295,177
42
CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)
$280,892
43
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
$275,000
44
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
$271,356
45
UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey
$267,127
46
National Council of Jewish Women
$258,499
47
CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)
$258,392
48
American Friends of the Israel Museum
$248,015*
49
Forward Association
$243,596
50
Americans for Peace Now
$228,488
51
ORT America
$226,600
52
J Street
$214,744
53
Bend The Arc
$208,598*
54
Jewish Federation of St. Louis
$206,923
55
Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies
$203,586
56
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
$201,033
57
The Center for Jewish History
$200,000*
58
Agudath Israel of America
$199,960
59
American Jewish University
$198,080
60
National Conference on Soviet Jewry
$187,840
61
Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
$187,014
62
Stand With Us
$180,000
63
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
$178,330
64
National Jewish Democratic Council
$171,200*
65
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
$161,262
66
Hazon
$157,650
67
Keshet
$117,745
68
Israeli-American Council
$93,900
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American Friends of Yad Eliezer Inc
n/a

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