I’m 31 & I Make $59K As An HR Director At A Nonprofit
“Each year, everybody gets a cost of living raise. So this was part of that process in May of this year. The board is currently discussing an additional raise for me, because I’m not yet in line with the market for my position.

“I am happy that I took a position with a non-profit for the chance to advance my title and responsibility. While my pay didn’t change at first, I was happy for the new responsibility, the hours, and the chance to help my community and make a difference for people who are in poverty. Nobody’s here for the money, but I truly love what I do.

“I am currently going back to school to get my master’s degree in human resources and I hope my degree will help my career and teach me more strategic ways of thinking. I’ve come a long way from where I started, and this salary is great for where I am in my life right now. I am currently the breadwinner; my husband only makes about $40,000 a year, which is a bit of a departure from traditional gender roles. But it’s been good and I wouldn’t change anything. Our goal some day is to move to New York City, but we want to move there once we’ve made some more progress in our careers.”