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Fundraiser Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of fundraisers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare fundraiser salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Fundraisers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,160
25th Percentile Wage
$47,560
50th Percentile Wage
$61,060
75th Percentile Wage
$84,510
90th Percentile Wage
$101,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fundraisers is $101,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fundraisers is $38,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,0603.67%15.54%
201558,82014.38%-
201450,360-1.33%-
201351,030-1.06%-
201251,570--

Compare Fundraiser Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of fundraisers in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for fundraiser occupations is the legal services industry with an annual salary $72,700. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $28,610). For detailed fundraiser salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Legal Services
$72,700
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$66,100
Scientific Research and Development Services
$65,750
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$64,770
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$62,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,060
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$58,960
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,000
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$51,160
Veterinary Services
$28,610

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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