Few Washington jobs outside of finance, real estate, or a top legal partnership are more remunerative than heading a trade group. According to National Journal’s
annual study of association heads, more than 50 have compensation packages of over $1.2 million. Here are some top earners from 2006, the last year for which tax data are available.
Best-Paid Association Executive
C. Manly Molpus, Grocery Manufacturers Association: $4,690,155
Best-Paid Think-Tank Executive
Richard Cavanagh, Conference Board: $1,407,126
Best-Paid Labor-Union Head
Eugene Upshaw, NFL Players’ Association: $3,318,993
Best-Paid Public-Interest-Group Executive
Bill Novelli, AARP: $2,042,159
This article is from the May 2008 issue of The Washingtonian. For more articles from the issue, click here.
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