Fundraiser Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Fundraisers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,510
25th Percentile Wage
$45,430
50th Percentile Wage
$58,910
75th Percentile Wage
$76,720
90th Percentile Wage
$97,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers in the industry sector of educational 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 $97,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fundraisers is $35,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,9102.38%5.04%
201557,5100.40%-
201457,2800.47%-
201357,0101.88%-
201255,940--

Compare Fundraiser Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of fundraisers in 20 industries in the educational 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry with an annual salary $63,650. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction industry (annual salary $50,030). For detailed fundraiser salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$63,650
Educational Services - State government owned
$62,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$61,220
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$61,080
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$61,080
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,950
Educational Services
$58,910
Educational Services - Privately owned
$57,610
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$57,270
Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$55,950
Technical and Trade Schools
$55,880
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$55,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$54,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$54,430
Junior colleges - State government owned
$51,740
Educational Support Services
$51,080
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$51,000
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$50,100
Other Schools and Instruction
$50,030

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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