Compensation & Benefits Reports

2025 SC Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Research Plans

Together, SC aims to offer nonprofit members up-to-date compensation and benefits data by conducting two sector-wide surveys, first on benefits and then on compensation trends. 

We have partnered with Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livability Communities at the College of Charleston to conduct a survey in 2025 and report the data nonprofits need. This will build upon the 2022 Study.  Together SC seeks partners for this critical research

2022 SC Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Study

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South Carolina’s nonprofit and philanthropic organizations need to know what constitutes competitive wages and benefits if they are to attract and retain the "best and the brightest." That's why Together SC engaged Kahle Strategic Insights to conduct the first statewide nonprofit compensation study in a decade. 

Nearly 500 charitable nonprofits that employ one or more professional staff replied to the 70-question survey last March. Their responses reveal pay and benefit disparities, indicating a critical need for funding to attract, invest in, and retain quality staff.

This 80+ page Study is filled with tables, graphs, and data on 41 job titles. It provides a sector-wide analysis of what it will take to ensure our strategic objective of having a pipeline full of diverse and talented professionals to lead our organizations going forward. 

READ - Post and Courier October 30, 2022 article - SC nonprofits need to address pay and benefits to attract and retain much-needed talent

2022 Sponsors
  • Together SC knows collaborating makes everything more successful. This survey is no exception. We are thankful for the following Philanthropic Partners, sponsors and regional partners who have signed on to help.  They include:
    • Arras Foundation
    • Able SC
    • SC Arts Alliance
    • Central Carolina Community Foundation and United Way of the Midlands
    • Coastal Community Foundation
    • Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
    • Eastern Carolina Community Foundation
    • Find Great People
    • First Sun EAP
    • Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy and Jolley Foundation
    • SC First Steps
    • Self Family Foundation and Greenwood Community Foundation
    • Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
    • Spartanburg County Foundation, Spartanburg Regional Foundation, Mary Black Foundation, United Way of the Piedmont and Chapman Cultural Center
    • WREN