AARP overview

AARP is a United States-based interest group whose stated mission is "to empower people to choose how they live as they age." According to the organization, it had more than 38 million members as of 2018.
The staff at AARP come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The organization is 55.1% female and 44.6% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, AARP notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 87.1%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at AARP tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the organization for 2.5 years. The average employee at AARP makes $39,881 per year. Pay at AARP is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Hawaii Medical Service Association, Aetna, and National Council on Aging, which pay $67,551, $65,716, and $64,648, respectively.
A large organization with 2,194 employees and an annual revenue of $1.6B, AARP is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

The Organization’s Mission

Helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities.







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The team at AARP

Key People
  • Shawn Willuski (Executive Director)
  • Jo Jenkins (ceo)

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AARP Rankings

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AARP Salaries

How much does AARP pay?
The national average salary for an AARP employee in the United States is $39,881 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $78,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $20,000 per year.
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AARP Salaries By Job Title

While AARP employees earn an average yearly salary of $39,881, different roles can command different wages. The higher paying positions at AARP include Consultant, NET Developer, Senior Accountant, and Communications Analyst. A worker with the title Consultant salary at AARP can earn an average yearly salary of $72,223. Other roles at AARP include Cashier and Cleaner. A Cashier at AARP earns an average yearly salary of $22,331.

AARP careers

On average, employees at AARP stay with the company for 2.5 years. Employees most commonly join AARP after leaving Walmart. When they leave AARP, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment


2.5 years
United Way2.0 years
Top Employers Before AARP
Walmart8.9 %
Verizon8.0 %
IBM6.6 %
AT&T6.3 %
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Walmart11.4 %
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AARP Competitors

Based on our research, similar companies to AARP are Hawaii Medical Service Association, Aetna, and National Council on Aging. The wages at Hawaii Medical Service Association average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $67,551 per year. The salaries at Aetna average $65,716 per year, and the salaries at National Council on Aging come in at $64,648 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about AARP

When was AARP founded?

AARP was founded in 1958.

How many Employees does AARP have?

AARP has 2,194 employees.

How much money does AARP make?

AARP generates $1.6B in revenue.

What industry is AARP in?

AARP is in the nonprofit industry.

What is AARP's mission?

AARP's mission statement is "Helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities."

What type of company is AARP?

AARP is a nonprofit company.

Who are AARP's competitors?

AARP competitors include American Red Cross, National Council on Aging, United Way, IOWA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION, American Cancer Society, Aetna, Highmark, ETS, Liberty, American Medical Association, American Association for Cancer Research, Educate, UnitedHealth Group, Humane Society of the United States, State of Arizona, American Society for Quality, Human resource management, NEW YORK STATE DEPT OF LAW, Hawaii Medical Service Association, The Salvation Army.

Who works at AARP?

Shawn Willuski (Executive Director)

Jo Jenkins (ceo)

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