The third quartile in Third Sector’s salary study 2019 features some names that will be less familiar to many households.
Although major fundraising charities such as Mencap, the RNLI, Age UK, Marie Curie, the British Red Cross, Macmillan Cancer Support, the NSPCC and the British Heart Foundation all fall into this bracket, there are several names that might surprise some people.
These include the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which had an annual income of £70.6m and paid its highest earner, who is not identified, between £180,000 and £190,000 in the year to the end of March 2018, enough to place it fifty-third on the overall list.
The charity Motability, which run a government-backed scheme to provide cars to disabled people, attracted negative publicity last year after it emerged that Motability Operations Group, a connected company, paid its chief executive Mike Betts £1.7m in the year to the end of September 2017.
But pay levels at the charity are far lower, with its high earner, director Declan O’Mahony being paid £177,407 in the year to the end of March 2018, enough to place fifty-sixth on the list. O’Mahony left the charity at the end of March 2018.
The list is compiled using information taken from the accounts of the top 150 charities by annual income.