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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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,120
25th Percentile Wage
$43,310
50th Percentile Wage
$60,300
75th Percentile Wage
$79,820
90th Percentile Wage
$100,590

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 $100,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.44
25th Percentile Wage
$20.82
50th Percentile Wage
$28.99
75th Percentile Wage
$38.38
90th Percentile Wage
$48.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for fundraisers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.36. The median hourly salary is $28.99. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.44.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,3002.42%6.33%
201558,840-1.78%-
201459,8906.91%-
201355,750-1.31%-
201256,480--

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 $35,800 to $71,440. The highest paying area for fundraisers in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $71,440. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $67,800). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salinas
$71,440
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$67,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$67,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$65,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$64,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$61,810
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$61,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$59,870
Fresno
$58,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$57,230
Bakersfield-Delano
$55,960
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$55,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,860
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$52,100
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$48,870
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,630
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$47,380
Modesto
$38,060
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$35,800


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