Top 30 Planned Parenthood salaries rank as highest 3% of U.S. household incomes

News release from American Life League
Jan. 9, 2012

The White House has defined “millionaires” as anyone earning above $250,000 per year, insisting that this “top one percent of income earners” does not pay its fair share of taxes needed to help the less fortunate. A Planned Parenthood CEO Report based on IRS tax filings, released by American Life League’s STOPP International, shows that many CEOs and top executives of Planned Parenthood are paid annual incomes above that $250,000 mark.

“Our research shows 88 percent of PP affiliate CEOs have no healthcare backgrounds,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League and co-author of the report. “But, they pay themselves quite well to claim they are first and foremost a critical healthcare provider to the poor.” 

In the 2011 budget fight, President Obama warned he would shut down the U.S. government before letting House Speaker Boehner present any budget that tried to cut off federal funds to the world’s largest abortion chain and one of the president’s most powerful political supporters. According to PP’s own annual report, the group gets almost one-half billion dollars — or 50% — of its revenue from taxpayer funds.

The report shows that the average salary of a CEO at a Planned Parenthood affiliate is $158,275. This falls in the top six percent of all household incomes in the United States. Thirty of the top executives are pulling down salaries in excess of $200,000 (the top 2.67 percent of household income), while 18 of the executives rank in the top 1.5 percent with annual incomes in excess of $250,000.

Furthermore, detailed profiles included in the report show that of 81 PP affiliates studied, just 10 PP affiliates have CEOs (12 percent) who actually have a background in healthcare. Planned Parenthood receives almost half a billion dollars in tax subsidies to provide what it defines as “reproductive healthcare.”

“At a time when the economy is in trouble and the American taxpayer provides 46 percent of Planned Parenthood’s income,” said Rob Gasper, senior researcher at ALL and co-author of the report, “it is incredible that the top eight people at PP’s headquarters — who provide no actual healthcare and never see a single client — make an average of $269,541 a year.”

The debate continues to rage about continued taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood as a Congressional investigation for fraud looms. ALL says it did the research so that elected officials would be better informed about “giving tax dollars of hard-working and struggling Americans to the bloated giant which is Planned Parenthood.”



Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:22 AM By charlio
Commenting on the October 19, 2011, California Catholic Daily article “Underground Railroad of the pro-life movement – Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto to lead ‘walkathon’ to raise money for crisis pregnancy centers”, a reader, “Marie” wrote: “[Then Sacramento Life Center Director] Colleen Branigan was making $87,000 per year during their last reported filing. I wonder if that is why they had to close their Roseville office. The worker is entitled to reasonable wages, but it seems a bit much to pay for this small operation.” But “Marie #2” responded: “If you check the annual reports for The Sac Life Center you will see that woman and men coming into the clinic has increased by the thousands since 2006 when Colleen Branigan took over. They have saved a lot of babies and mamas. $400,000 of the $590,000 (approx) they raise annually goes directly to saving lives. That is a very good percentage (70+ %) for a non-profit. They feed clients into over 25 other nonprofit organizations in Sacramento, for homelessness, drug addiction, education, etc. It’s a huge job, directing a medical staff, volunteer staff, support staff, counseling staff, a mobile unit, plus having to raise all the money from donations. Definitely an organization worth supporting.” I’m sure each one of the children who have been saved through the Sacramento Life Center’s efforts would regard the salaries of their professional employees – you get what you pay for – as thoroughly worthwhile.

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:29 AM By BETH
And to think that under the OBAMA administration – we pay these salaries with our tax dollars. It’s murder for hire with our government as their main source of income; and the government trying to force through regulations that businesses and insurance companies to do the same. Corruption personified. Thou shall not kill.

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:19 AM By Brian S
Unfortunately there is nothing new about Federal support for Planned Parenthood. Federal funding began under Republican Richard Nixon in 1970 and has continued since under the presidents of both parties, including Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George Bush Jr.

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:29 AM By JMJ
But of course, these over-paid, under worked people are SO CONCERNED about the well-being of women, that they are in fact, DONATING most of the salaries to PRO-LIFE organizations; right? And they say that crime doesn’t pay, Of course, we know that the wages of sin is death & GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED. Prayers, prayers & more prayers are so much needed for those that are blind of God’s Holy Will. +JMJ+

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:44 AM By JOHN
Time for OCCUPY activists to occupy Planned Parenthood.

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 2:03 PM By Elizabeth
Everyone pray for Cliff Stearns the Florida Republican Congressman who is heading the committee looking into Planned Parenthood and where EXACTLY our taxpayer money goes! Pray that PP will be de-funding!!!

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:42 PM By Abeca Christian
Pagan practices as usual.

Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:55 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
It is becoming more and more a FACT that so called Non-Profits are now very very much big business. The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus takes down over 1.15 Million and almost all if not all of his subordinates are taking down over 100K. Whenever I am considering giving some of my small income to charity, I use my computer to find out how much they are paying their CEOs and subordinates. If those salaries are high, I figure they really don’t need my poor contribution. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Monday, January 23, 2012 5:40 PM By Abeca Christian
OMgosh did you see the salary gap, wow, it’s no wonder they do not want to lose all their material goods, that is a lot of money that they make. Just think, some of those young mum’s can’t pay for their abortions but find ways to get the funds to get one while the average salary of the Planned Parenthood, is not struggling, they are getting wealthy by the less fortunate who are willing to kill their unborn. This is super crazy and demented, to put it lightly but deserving more than lightly. There are words we just can’t post here because they are too vulgar, so I think that those who are pro-life understand what words come to mind. God have mercy on us!