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Highest Paying Industries for Fundraisers

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $73,070, manufacturing is the highest paying industry for fundraisers. It is followed by offices of physicians industry (average annual salary $66,800). 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 fundraisers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Fundraisers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Manufacturing
$73,070
40
2 Offices of Physicians
$66,800
260
3 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$65,500
n/a
4 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$64,600
n/a
5 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$62,470
100
6 Construction
$62,090
70
7 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$61,850
70
8 Insurance Carriers
$61,840
40
9 Finance and Insurance
$60,750
170
10 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$60,130
5,720
11 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,630
9,100
12 Television Broadcasting
$59,460
300
13 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,170
1,000
14 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$58,820
3,380
15 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$58,670
1,150
16 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$58,600
40
17 Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,420
1,160
18 Traveler Accommodation
$58,330
n/a
19 Educational Services - State government owned
$58,260
3,560
20 State government, including schools and hospitals
$58,150
3,680
21 Technical and Trade Schools
$58,080
50
22 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$58,040
60
23 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,970
1,380
24 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$57,920
270
25 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$57,730
2,540
26 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,360
4,710
27 Educational Services
$57,280
12,990
28 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$56,950
40
29 Educational Services - Privately owned
$56,940
9,020
30 Software Publishers
$56,750
60
31 Scientific Research and Development Services
$56,630
440
32 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$56,620
120
33 Hospitals - State government owned
$56,610
100
34 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$56,260
180
35 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$56,170
120
36 Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,130
410
37 Office Administrative Services
$55,580
290
38 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$55,450
170
39 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$55,150
150
40 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$55,150
220
41 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,510
1,030
42 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$54,500
130
43 Home Health Care Services
$54,270
320
44 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$54,060
60
45 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$54,020
110
46 Hospitals - Local government owned
$54,020
110
47 Religious Organizations
$53,930
1,170
48 Administrative and Support Services
$53,840
1,640
49 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,820
1,640
50 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$53,550
280
51 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$53,430
110
52 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$53,420
70
53 Information
$53,340
790
54 Legal Services
$53,330
360
55 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$53,100
n/a
56 Wholesale Trade
$53,050
60
57 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,720
500
58 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$52,630
60
59 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$52,580
11,830
60 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,440
520
61 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,440
520
62 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$52,440
2,200
63 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$52,330
200
64 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$52,300
80
65 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$52,180
210
66 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,110
1,540
67 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$52,080
440
68 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$52,070
450
69 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$51,990
23,000
70 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,950
23,090
71 Business Support Services
$51,880
1,260
72 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$51,750
440
73 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$51,690
2,100
74 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$51,020
570
75 Educational Support Services
$50,800
500
76 Social Advocacy Organizations
$50,710
4,870
77 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$50,680
490
78 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,360
1,500
79 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$50,140
210
80 Junior colleges - State government owned
$50,100
150
81 Accommodation
$49,940
210
82 Accommodation and Food Services
$49,940
210
83 Other Information Services
$49,640
130
84 Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,000
9,880
85 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$48,790
560
86 Other Schools and Instruction
$48,790
560
87 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$48,100
1,350
88 Real Estate
$48,080
40
89 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$47,960
300
90 Outpatient Care Centers
$47,870
440
91 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$47,750
40
92 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$47,610
140
93 RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$47,480
150
94 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$47,400
2,190
95 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$47,330
690
96 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$47,140
90
97 Other Residential Care Facilities
$46,880
190
98 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,680
2,920
99 Social Assistance
$46,560
6,400
100 Individual and Family Services
$46,450
3,390
See also: Highest paying cities for fundraisers.