National Museum Salary Survey

American Alliance of Museums

American Alliance of Museums shares detailed salary information for 48 key museum positions, which are organized by museum type, region, geographic setting and budget size, plus individual characteristics (age, gender, academic preparation and time in position). The study also includes information about benefits, part-time employees, employment patterns during the recession and the shape of the museum profession.

Nonprofit Compensation Report


In 2014, GuideStar published its GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, the only large-scale analysis of its kind based entirely on data reported to the IRS, and the most comprehensive nonprofit compensation study available.

What’s a Good Director of Development Worth?

Raise Funds

Tony Poderis offers an article that raises issues to consider when determining compensation for a director of development.

Wage and Hour Division

U.S. Department of Labor

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration provides compliance assistance on minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, and recordkeeping. It has a Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act and more than 4 dozen fact sheets.

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