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Professionals willing to take pay cuts for NGO jobs – new stats

Professionals applying for jobs at non-profit organisations are willing to take a pay cut of up to 30 per cent, according to a survey conducted by More than 60 Australian non-profit organisations took part in the survey including charities, industry bodies and non-profit organisations.  78% of those surveyed said job applications from professionals working outside the non-profit sector are willing to work for less if the position makes a positive contribution to the community or environment.

Of those employers, 56% said applicants are willing to work for 10 to 20 per cent less; 19% said applicants are willing to work for 20 to 30 per cent less; and 6% said applicants are willing to work for more than 30 per cent less.

Michael Cebon, founder of, said, ‘Increasingly, people are willing to put things they believe in above money. And making the world a better place is as strong a motivation as you’ll find.’  More info.


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