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True that nonprofit salaries are typically not in line with corporate salaries but depending on the annual budget of said nonprofit salaries can be quite high (though still not in the same range if that employee was doing the exact same job for a private company.) A bit of “help your neighbor AND help yourself.”
A CEO/President who runs a nonprofit with an annual budget of $1 million dollars will make much less than a CEO/President who runs a nonprofit with an annual budget of over $120 million - the annual budget of the NRA. For example, the salary range for exec staff in a nonprofit with an annual budget of only $15 million dollars is in the $1 -300,000/year range which puts the NRA salaries cited well within an acceptable range.
In addition, every nonprofit uses individual donations and membership fees (if they have them) towards salary - it’s that general support money that is less restrictive and easiest to put towards those things no one wants to support - like rent, mailing costs, and yes, salaries.