Employment and Wage Data for the Nonprofit Sector

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently published employment and wage data on non-profit establishments. The BLS used data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) and the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organization Business Master File (EOBMF) for this research.

National nonprofit data are available at the national North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) two-digit (industry sector) and three-digit (industry subsector) levels. For individual states, data are available at the NAICS two-digit level. Annual figures for 2007 through 2012 are available as research series.

The following data are available in Microsoft Excel files from the BLS: annual average number of establishments, annual average employment, total annual wages, average wages per employee, and average weekly wage per employee.

These data are the result of a research project and may be updated periodically, as resources permit. They are not an official BLS published series.


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June 2015, Vol. 52 No. 6

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