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