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Highest Paying Cities for Fundraisers

The top 100 highest paying cities for fundraisers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of fundraisers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $73,330, Ithaca, New York is the highest paying city for fundraisers. It is followed by Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland (average annual salary $72,130). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of fundraisers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Fundraisers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Ithaca, New York
$73,330
270
2 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$72,130
380
3 Salinas, California
$71,440
80
4 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$67,800
570
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$67,680
3,820
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$67,560
3,440
7 New Haven, Connecticut
$67,230
330
8 Honolulu, Hawaii
$67,210
240
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$67,010
1,770
10 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$66,690
50
11 Bangor, Maine
$66,170
40
12 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$65,470
300
13 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$65,330
250
14 Lubbock, Texas
$65,180
70
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$64,690
1,750
16 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$64,180
30
17 Boulder, Colorado
$63,600
190
18 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$63,090
420
19 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$62,950
80
20 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$62,310
40
21 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$62,120
340
22 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$61,810
2,070
23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$61,550
920
24 Fargo, North Dakota
$61,230
80
25 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$61,140
6,150
26 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$61,010
420
27 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$60,590
40
28 Topeka, Kansas
$60,440
60
29 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$60,170
440
30 Worcester, Massachusetts
$60,070
140
31 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$60,020
50
32 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$60,010
3,690
33 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$59,980
2,500
34 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$59,940
960
35 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$59,870
1,440
36 Tallahassee, Florida
$59,840
130
37 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$59,610
500
38 Flint, Michigan
$59,320
70
39 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$59,270
90
40 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$59,220
1,210
41 Duluth, Wisconsin
$59,080
80
42 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$59,060
2,920
43 Holland-Grand Haven, Michigan
$58,980
100
44 Peabody, Massachusetts
$58,910
60
45 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$58,870
1,660
46 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$58,810
50
47 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$58,740
70
48 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$58,670
1,270
49 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$58,430
330
50 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$58,420
220
51 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$58,350
1,110
52 Fresno, California
$58,340
150
53 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$58,240
330
54 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$57,930
40
55 Framingham, Massachusetts
$57,890
110
56 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$57,860
1,270
57 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$57,720
400
58 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$57,640
1,500
59 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$57,630
150
60 Nashua, New Hampshire
$57,600
80
61 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$57,230
220
62 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$57,110
1,390
63 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$57,070
560
64 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$56,900
320
65 Anchorage, Alaska
$56,800
50
66 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$56,710
630
67 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$56,700
1,140
68 Camden, New Jersey
$56,570
100
69 Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana
$56,540
30
70 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$56,440
320
71 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$56,360
50
72 Wichita, Kansas
$56,280
60
73 Terre Haute, Indiana
$56,140
40
74 Provo-Orem, Utah
$56,090
70
75 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$55,960
60
76 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$55,950
90
77 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$55,930
1,270
78 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$55,870
230
79 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$55,700
170
80 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$55,540
450
81 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$55,510
40
82 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$55,370
320
83 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$55,260
1,600
84 Amarillo, Texas
$55,110
70
85 Lincoln, Nebraska
$54,920
130
86 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$54,860
270
87 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$54,770
70
88 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$54,700
100
89 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$54,220
100
90 Columbus, Ohio
$53,910
760
91 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$53,800
90
92 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$53,740
430
93 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$53,540
530
94 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$53,480
780
95 Jacksonville, Florida
$53,350
170
96 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$53,350
310
97 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$53,350
120
98 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$53,330
80
99 Wilmington, New Jersey
$53,310
240
100 Manchester, New Hampshire
$53,060
90
See also: Highest paying industries for fundraisers.