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This report lists the 200 highest-paid staffers in associations. The information is gathered from the IRS Form 990, the disclosure document filed by tax-exempt organizations, for fiscal years 2013 or 2014—the latest data available.

What's behind the paychecks of top-paid CEOs? The newest data on the highest-paid association CEOs show dramatic increases in salaries and a big shift toward incentive pay. Twenty-one top executives earned more than $2 million in the latest tax year, and that’s expected to grow as more disclosures become available. In 2007, only four association CEOs earned more than $2 million.

Executive compensation in associations and nonprofits is influenced by five major organizational characteristics: size, industry, membership type, activity and location. To benchmark compensation accurately requires identifying similar groups based on those critical, linked characteristics.

Median pay and pay raises by sector for the salary the CEO salary report that lists the salaries of 604 CEOs at the largest trade and professional associations, those whose main body has revenue exceeding $10 million.

The 50 highest paid association CEOs from the Salary Report that lists the compensation of 604 CEOs at the largest trade and professional associations, those whose main body has revenue exceeding $10 million.

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