This Arizona CEO Didn't Get A $100K Raise. How Much Should Nonprofit Execs Get Paid?

Published: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:41pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:07am
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The question over how much public employees should make came to light after the Arizona Republic inquired about a substantial pay raise for the CEO of the county’s medical system.

Steve Purves currently makes $600,000 a year as president and chief executive officer of Valleywise Health, formerly known as the Maricopa County Integrated Health System. Purves can also get up to $125,000 a year in performance bonuses.

But a proposal to increase his salary to $700,000 a year was pulled from the Valleywise Board of Directors agenda after the Republic inquired about the pay raise.

Mary Feeney, a professor and Lincoln Professor of Ethics in Public Affairs at Arizona State University, joined The Show to talk about executive compensation in the public and nonprofit sector.

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