Amnesty Ireland members have voted against a motion calling for the salary of Executive Director Colm O'Gorman from just over €99,000 to the average wage within the organisation.
The average wage in Amnesty Ireland is reported to be around €35,000.
The motion was proposed at the organisation's AGM, being held this weekend in Dublin.
Colm O'Gorman told RTÉ News that only the proposer and seconder voted for the motion.
Kieran O'Sullivan, the proposer, could not confirm the numbers for and against the motion but said it was "roundly defeated".