October 01, 2015

Hearing Raises Issue of Planned Parenthood Leader's Salary

U.S. News & World Report and The New York Times examine Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards's compensation following a hearing Tuesday in which House Republicans raised the issue. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Ms. Richards's 2014 pay of about $590,000 shows Planned Parenthood "doesn't need a federal subsidy."

The 2014 figure included bonuses and benefits. Ms. Richards testified that her salary is $520,000. That is about four times the median for nonprofit leaders but $110,000 more than the median for organizations in Planned Parenthood's budget range, U.S. News writes. Hospital executives running nonprofit health-care entities with yearly revenues in the neighborhood of Planned Parenthood's $1.3 billion typically earn more than $1 million, according to the Times.