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Fundraiser Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for fundraisers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fundraisers amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Fundraisers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,100
25th Percentile Wage
$44,500
50th Percentile Wage
$59,950
75th Percentile Wage
$79,960
90th Percentile Wage
$104,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,950
-0.58% 5.79%
2016
$60,300
2.42% -
2015
$58,840
-1.78% -
2014
$59,890
6.91% -
2013
$55,750
-1.31% -
2012
$56,480
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Fundraisers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fundraisers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fundraisers in state of California ranges from $37,270 to $70,030. The highest paying area for fundraisers in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $70,030. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $65,020). The lowest paying area is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $37,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salinas
$70,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$65,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$64,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$64,470
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$62,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$62,450
Napa
$62,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$60,690
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$58,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$58,050
Bakersfield-Delano
$57,830
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,860
Fresno
$53,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$52,020
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$51,700
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$49,830
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,630
Chico
$47,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$47,830
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$44,900
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$40,320
Modesto
$39,480
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$37,270




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