It’s true, charity salaries are a huge problem!

August 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm  •  Posted in Funny by  •  2 Comments

You’ve probably read plenty of opinions in an online newspaper comments section about the rich folks working at charities earning all those outrageous, “wasteful” salaries. 

Peep at the graph below …

Marvel at the bags of cash up for grabs …


My advice to job-seekers is to snag one of these plentiful sweet deals immediately and then invite me to party on your yacht, son!

Charity salaries are amazing!!!

Rich dudes managing a local cat shelter

If public perception believes charitable-sector employees and leaders are morally obliged to earn less than they do now for the complex work they do, I can’t imagine why the community has so many conversations about the turn-over rate. It’s a mystery.


  1. Janet Gadeski / August 16, 2012 at 10:02 am /

    Hi, Claire. Great stuff – thanks for pulling the stats together in such compelling visuals. In the second one, do the people employed in charities include those working for hospitals and universities? They’re often registered as charities alongside their foundations. If professors and hospital doctors are included in the list of charity employees earning over $120,000, that reduces even further the proportion of administrators and fundraisers earning at that level.

    Whose statistics did you use? I may want to refer to this in a future presentation, and I want to be ready for anyone who challenges their validity. Thanks!

    With appreciation,
    - Janet Gadeski

  2. Claire / August 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm /

    Hi Janet – the stats were from Imagine Canada, and it includes the 85,000 CRA registered charities/foundations. So if the institution is registered under CRA (in addition to or instead of a foundation) then yes, those employees would be covered.

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