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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Public Relations and Fundraising Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,750
25th Percentile Wage
$95,560
50th Percentile Wage
$125,390
75th Percentile Wage
$164,560
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 $164,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $125,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $73,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of public relations and fundraising managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$125,390
3.11% 21.61%
2016
$121,490
3.48% -
2015
$117,260
8.49% -
2014
$107,300
6.67% -
2013
$100,140
1.85% -
2012
$98,290
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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 $90,580 to $146,700. The highest paying area for public relations and fundraising managers in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $146,700. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $134,040). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $90,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$146,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$134,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$131,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$129,900
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$126,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$126,430
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$125,330
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$121,250
Fresno
$116,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$114,420
Salinas
$113,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$110,860
Modesto
$104,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$104,200
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$103,860
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$103,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$100,150
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$95,800
Stockton
$92,270
Bakersfield-Delano
$90,580




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