There's good money to be made in the association business - and that's especially true in the District, according to a new survey.
Out of 115 association positions surveyed, 90 pay more if the group is located in the District than in Northern Virginia or Maryland, according to the recently released 1997 Salary Survey of Nonprofit Organizations by Cordom Associates, a Washington human-resources consulting firm.
The survey also found that the best-performing association executives averaged a 6.4 percent raise last year.
Overall, associations raised salaries by 4.1 percent last year. Slightly more than half of the organizations surveyed have some sort of bonus system in place, most of which goes to professional staff. …