Elsewhere online
March 10, 2015

Women Dominate Nonprofit Leadership in SW Pa. but Lag in Pay

Women hold nearly two-thirds of top posts at nonprofit groups in southwestern Pennsylvania but earns 25 percent less than their male peers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, citing a new survey. The study of 151 organizations by Robert Morris University and a private accounting firm found that pay for nonprofit executive directors in the region averaged $101,475 for women and $135,170 for men.

Sixty-four percent of the groups had female leaders. In 2002, when Robert Morris's Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management first conducted the biannual survey, women executives earned 67 cents for every dollar in male leaders' pay. The gap closed in subsequent years, but the pay disparity has leveled off at 74 or 75 cents to the dollar the last few editions of the study. "There is stagnation in terms of gender equity," said Peggy Morrison Outon, the center's executive director.