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Highest Paying Industries for Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for public relations and fundraising managers (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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $167,880, wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) is the highest paying industry for public relations and fundraising managers. It is followed by apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers industry (average annual salary $161,710). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of public relations and fundraising managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$167,880
90
2 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$161,710
30
3 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$147,240
90
4 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$146,660
90
5 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$145,820
370
6 Federal government, including USPS
$145,810
380
7 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$145,270
50
8 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$144,590
40
9 Telecommunications
$141,730
590
10 Other Financial Investment Activities
$140,070
270
11 Legal Services
$138,370
130
12 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$138,000
670
13 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$137,770
170
14 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$137,230
70
15 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$137,080
50
16 Chemical Manufacturing
$136,880
150
17 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$136,640
40
18 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$135,960
510
19 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$135,670
480
20 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$135,550
40
21 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$135,110
190
22 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$135,040
240
23 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$134,500
220
24 Oil and Gas Extraction
$131,930
160
25 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$131,900
230
26 Scientific Research and Development Services
$131,700
950
27 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$131,550
170
28 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$131,180
5,370
29 Mining
$130,930
190
30 Machinery Manufacturing
$130,920
80
31 Nonstore Retailers
$130,680
90
32 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$130,040
8,720
33 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$129,980
60
34 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$129,970
100
35 Other Information Services
$129,340
330
36 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$129,290
510
37 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$128,260
100
38 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$128,050
510
39 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$127,670
60
40 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$127,490
1,340
41 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$127,450
210
42 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$126,120
50
43 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$125,330
30
44 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$125,130
130
45 Information
$124,770
2,100
46 Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$124,430
n/a
47 Software Publishers
$124,320
280
48 Manufacturing
$123,960
920
49 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$123,520
150
50 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$123,300
180
51 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$121,410
210
52 Wholesale Trade
$121,320
560
53 Engineering Services
$120,370
160
54 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$119,640
70
55 Hospitals - State government owned
$118,510
100
56 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$118,500
50
57 Scheduled Air Transportation
$118,030
120
58 Air Transportation
$118,030
120
59 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$117,760
50
60 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$117,410
6,200
61 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$116,820
610
62 Retail Trade
$115,920
200
63 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$115,870
130
64 Finance and Insurance
$115,820
2,760
65 Insurance Carriers
$115,150
1,160
66 Temporary Help Services
$114,910
40
67 Pipeline Transportation
$114,660
70
68 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$113,000
1,320
69 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$112,770
100
70 Transportation and Warehousing
$112,710
320
71 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$112,370
60
72 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$111,520
340
73 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$110,990
90
74 Utilities
$110,620
510
75 Construction
$110,220
140
76 Rail Transportation
$109,880
70
77 Natural Gas Distribution
$109,300
170
78 Office Administrative Services
$108,970
270
79 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$108,820
120
80 Construction of Buildings
$108,310
n/a
81 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$107,900
30
82 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$107,610
870
83 Nonresidential Building Construction
$107,110
n/a
84 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$106,270
280
85 Hospitals - Privately owned
$104,710
1,600
86 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$104,240
1,840
87 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$103,210
70
88 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$102,180
1,420
89 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$101,390
1,630
90 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$101,050
120
91 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$101,030
270
92 Depository Credit Intermediation
$100,920
640
93 Television Broadcasting
$100,460
260
94 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$99,930
4,760
95 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$99,790
3,990
96 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$99,200
80
97 Educational Services - Privately owned
$98,820
5,960
98 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$98,530
160
99 Business Support Services
$98,510
320
100 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$98,500
570
See also: Highest paying cities for public relations and fundraising managers.