Results of the Pay and Benefits Survey 2017

Results of the Pay and Benefits Survey 2017

Charity Careers Ireland is delighted to share the results of the 2017 Survey on Pay & Conditions of Employment in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations. The survey was commissioned by The Community Foundation for Ireland, in association with The Wheel and Dóchas. The survey was conducted by Quality Matters and Anne Coughlan (Independent HR Researcher).

The report details everything from rates of pay across the sector to conditions of employment including pension schemes, paid leave and other employment benefits. This is important research which gives a greater understanding on salaries and benefits across the sector. The survey results include the input of almost 250 community and voluntary organisations, employing a total of 9,192 workers, which makes it a highly representative snapshot of the Irish non-profit sector today.

Some interesting finds from the survey include:

  • Just over one in ten (11.6%) of the 1,541 basic annual salaries detailed in the survey are over €70,000, 3.6% are over €90,000 and 1.7% over a €100,000.
  • 47% of sector organisations have no employer contribution pension scheme, 27% of organisations do contribute to a pension scheme for all employees while 25% of organisation’s contributed for some employees only.
  • Some 7% of organisations operate a bonus scheme for all employees and 8% have one for some employees.

You can download the survey results document here and if you wish to compare, the previous survey (from 2015) is also available to download here.