Public Relations and Fundraising Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations and fundraising managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations and fundraising managers among California cities 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 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,050
25th Percentile Wage
$90,780
50th Percentile Wage
$121,490
75th Percentile Wage
$160,300
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations and fundraising managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $160,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $121,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.72
25th Percentile Wage
$43.65
50th Percentile Wage
$58.41
75th Percentile Wage
$77.06
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations and fundraising managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $77.06. The median hourly salary is $58.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.72.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of public relations and fundraising managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016121,4903.48%19.10%
2015117,2608.49%-
2014107,3006.67%-
2013100,1401.85%-
201298,290--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Public Relations and Fundraising Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations and fundraising managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations and fundraising managers in state of California ranges from $71,190 to $140,960. The highest paying area for public relations and fundraising managers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $140,960. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $137,960). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $71,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$140,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$137,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$132,380
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$125,330
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$122,980
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$121,760
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$121,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$116,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$116,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$110,470
Salinas
$105,880
Modesto
$104,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$104,200
Fresno
$100,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$100,150
Stockton
$98,640
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$96,830
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$86,540
Bakersfield-Delano
$71,190


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