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Highest Paying States for Fundraisers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $67,700, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for fundraisers. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $60,700). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Fundraisers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$67,700
$40,450 2,230
2 Maryland
$60,700
$24,240 1,510
3 New Jersey
$60,340
$38,820 1,220
4 California
$60,300
$32,120 6,780
5 Rhode Island
$59,850
$33,390 480
6 Minnesota
$59,660
$36,430 1,720
7 New York
$59,350
$34,010 6,850
8 North Dakota
$59,320
$35,170 130
9 Massachusetts
$58,340
$33,490 3,460
10 Connecticut
$58,130
$34,690 1,340
11 Illinois
$56,350
$33,510 1,890
12 Kansas
$56,220
$28,630 420
13 Virginia
$56,000
$34,570 2,590
14 Nebraska
$55,850
$36,530 490
15 Michigan
$55,040
$31,860 2,050
16 Texas
$54,850
$34,070 4,730
17 Pennsylvania
$54,840
$32,250 3,300
18 New Hampshire
$54,100
$30,460 540
19 Florida
$54,050
$34,010 2,750
20 Delaware
$53,890
$35,280 280
21 Washington
$53,630
$35,230 1,920
22 Colorado
$53,170
$28,690 1,690
23 Alaska
$52,840
$24,680 90
24 Nevada
$51,980
$33,230 260
25 Wisconsin
$51,050
$31,940 1,300
26 North Carolina
$50,810
$32,680 2,050
27 Maine
$50,790
$32,960 450
28 Wyoming
$50,320
$27,390 110
29 Ohio
$49,440
$22,230 3,300
30 Vermont
$48,970
$35,890 440
31 Hawaii
$48,640
$25,320 240
32 Montana
$48,630
$32,570 330
33 Utah
$48,460
$31,610 500
34 Alabama
$48,120
$31,430 680
35 New Mexico
$47,950
$20,580 320
36 South Carolina
$47,940
$30,380 560
37 Indiana
$47,810
$27,260 1,360
38 Missouri
$47,390
$32,250 1,450
39 Mississippi
$47,050
$33,050 130
40 Oregon
$46,950
$30,650 840
41 Tennessee
$46,290
$26,280 840
42 Arizona
$45,670
$26,340 910
43 South Dakota
$45,660
$32,830 40
44 Idaho
$45,330
$18,610 280
45 Oklahoma
$45,030
$31,690 360
46 Louisiana
$44,250
$21,910 410
47 Iowa
$44,070
$23,900 770
48 West Virginia
$41,830
$19,570 270
49 Georgia
$41,740
$16,980 1,480
50 Kentucky
$41,340
$26,030 500
51 Arkansas
$37,850
$18,410 240
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