Like CEO salaries for any organization, nonprofit CEO salaries vary for many reasons, including geography, organization size, prior experience, specialized expertise, etc. Although we include CEO compensation in the "Salaries of Key Persons" section of our rating pages, this is additional information that provides donors with a detailed view of the charity. It is not a metric included in our ratings. Still, the amount of compensation for any employee is included in the overall allocation of expenses, which affects other ratios and metrics. Our rating methodology features expense ratios showing how the nonprofit has allocated its programs, administrative, and fundraising expenses. Overall, we look for charities to spend the bulk of their budget on their charitable missions, indicated by their program expenses.