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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 $74,300, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for fundraisers. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $64,340). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$74,300
$44,780 2,420
2 Rhode Island
$64,340
$41,400 600
3 Maryland
$62,190
$34,810 1,520
4 New York
$61,010
$36,950 6,800
5 New Jersey
$60,670
$37,930 1,230
6 Connecticut
$60,000
$40,640 1,140
7 California
$59,950
$34,100 8,070
8 Massachusetts
$59,440
$38,280 3,970
9 Pennsylvania
$57,460
$34,260 3,490
10 Minnesota
$57,330
$32,550 1,700
11 Delaware
$56,440
$37,140 320
12 Wyoming
$56,140
$29,890 130
13 New Hampshire
$55,980
$29,340 520
14 Virginia
$55,930
$35,500 2,900
15 Illinois
$55,660
$32,950 1,960
16 Kansas
$55,620
$23,200 430
17 North Dakota
$55,290
$34,650 170
18 Washington
$55,150
$35,690 2,110
19 Michigan
$54,960
$32,870 2,170
20 Texas
$54,840
$33,180 4,740
21 Colorado
$54,370
$29,730 1,900
22 Florida
$54,200
$34,080 2,910
23 Nevada
$53,420
$31,260 220
24 North Carolina
$52,810
$33,110 2,240
25 Maine
$52,290
$32,370 390
26 Wisconsin
$52,220
$32,410 1,500
27 Montana
$51,820
$34,070 480
28 Ohio
$51,470
$25,640 3,450
29 New Mexico
$51,460
$18,940 370
30 Nebraska
$51,350
$34,650 550
31 Tennessee
$51,140
$30,970 830
32 Oklahoma
$50,600
$33,960 480
33 Alaska
$50,420
$23,260 120
34 South Carolina
$50,240
$32,740 580
35 Arizona
$49,610
$28,970 710
36 Vermont
$49,500
$34,730 500
37 West Virginia
$49,000
$31,860 260
38 Missouri
$48,760
$32,620 1,430
39 Indiana
$48,620
$27,130 1,350
40 Alabama
$48,590
$33,020 650
41 Utah
$48,580
$29,080 490
42 Iowa
$47,830
$26,680 810
43 Hawaii
$46,960
$26,020 200
44 Mississippi
$46,900
$34,040 130
45 Oregon
$46,770
$32,040 820
46 Idaho
$46,570
$20,120 250
47 South Dakota
$46,190
$26,750 30
48 Kentucky
$44,730
$29,370 470
49 Georgia
$44,700
$17,480 1,740
50 Arkansas
$42,460
$19,140 270
51 Louisiana
$42,220
$25,900 390
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