What do the Council on Foreign Relations, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society have in common? They’re all home to some of the highest paid CEOs for charitable organizations. One notable salary is that of William R. Brody, CEO of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The Salk institute’s mission is exploring the molecular basis of diseases to make curing them more likely. They gather the foremost scientific minds in the world and give them the freedom to work collaboratively and think creatively.

The total yearly expense budget for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies is $110,985,382. Eighty-six percent of that budget is devoted entirely to research and the company has a total of 509 patents as of December of 2012. Of the rest, Brody took home $841,193 in 2012. His compensation was less than one percent of the company’s budget.

In this infographic, BestMSWPrograms.com explores Brody and other top-earning CEOs from charitable organizations in fields ranging from environment to religion.

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