(January 23, 2023) To narrow the information gap about comparative compensation in the charity sector, the Charity Report compiled intelligence report Charity Sector Employees: Employee Stats, Industry Compensation and Salary Averages for 2018.
For those working in the charity sector, the questions come fast and furious.
- How many people are employed in the arts sector in Canada? How much are they paid in comparison to those who work in the education sector?
- Will I be paid a similar wage if I work at an environmental charity in Saskatchewan as I will in New Brunswick?
- How do the salaries paid in the charity sector compare to the Canadian average?
- How many people work in the charity sector? The answer to that question has ranged from two million to four million. What is the real number?
The Charity Employee Sector report gets to the bottom of these questions and much more.
“This is the most comprehensive report I’ve ever seen on employees and compensation in the charity sector and we’re proud to have produced it,” says Gail Picco, editor in chief of The Charity Report. “Our research team worked extremely hard to provide the most accurate data available with the measurement tools available to us.”
A primary source of information on the charity sector, a sector that controlled the expenditure of more than 280 billion dollars in 2018, is the tax returns every charity must file annually—the T3010.
“But T3010 data—as many who try to study the sector know—has its limitations,” says Picco, “but we have worked to identify, account for and mitigate the anomalies in order to produce the most accurate numbers possible for this employee and compensation study.”