The Big Three standardized testing companies' top officers receive compensation that is many times larger than even the largest American non-profit companies. In fact, the CEOs of the Big 3 receive an average of over 5 times that of the five largest non-profits.



CEO Compensation (Compensation-to-Revenue Ratio)

Executive Compensation of the Big 3  Average of the largest US non profits: .316


Compare to Other Non-Profit Industry Leaders

Company Revenue
($Million)
CEO Compensation Compensation Statistic Compensation Statistic, Compared to Average of .32
Mayo Clinic 7,970 John H. Noseworthy $3,801,451 0.48  
UPMC Group 6,630 Jeffrey A. Romoff $5,161,334 0.78  
YMCA 5,840 Neil Nicoll $432,600 0.07  
Catholic Charities USA 4,270 Larry Snyder $167,401 0.04  
United Way 4,130 Brian A. Gallagher $864,076 0.21  
Average: 5,768   $2,085,372 0.32  
ETS 906 Kurt M. Landgraf $741,882 0.82 256% of Averagee
College Board 623 Gaston Caperton $872,061 1.40 444% of Average
ACT Inc 238 1.40 $734,583 3.09 978% of Average
Average: 589   $782,842 1.77 560% of Average

Note: Facts and figures are based on tax filings (IRS Form 990) and company statements for 2009, the most recent records available as of Oct 2, 2011.

The compensation statistic is a simple ratio of compensation to revenue (multiplied by 1000 for easy evaluation).

Summary

Kurt M Landgraf (ETS) is compensated more than 2 of the top 5 nonprofit CEOs. On a comparative basis, he is paid more than the CEO of the UPMG Group, a $6.6 billion organization that provides charitable hospital services.

Gaston Caperton (College Board) is paid more than 3 of the top 5 nonprofit CEOs. On a comparative basis, he is paid almost twice as much as the highest-paid, Jeffrey Romoff of the UPMC Group charitable hospital. According to research by Bloomberg, Caperton is paid more than the president of Harvard University.

Richard L Ferguson (ACT Inc) is paid more than 2 of the top 5 nonprofit CEOs. On a comparative basis he is paid far more than any of the 7 other CEOs discussed here, at a rate nearly 4 times higher than Jeffrey Romoff.