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
$37,430
25th Percentile Wage
$46,820
50th Percentile Wage
$60,700
75th Percentile Wage
$78,680
90th Percentile Wage
$99,600

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 $99,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fundraisers is $37,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,700
2.95% 7.84%
2016
$58,910
2.38% -
2015
$57,510
0.40% -
2014
$57,280
0.47% -
2013
$57,010
1.88% -
2012
$55,940
- -

Compare Fundraiser Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of fundraisers in 22 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 $64,710. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction industry (annual salary $50,900). 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
$64,710
Educational Services - State government owned
$63,970
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$62,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$62,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$61,280
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$60,940
Educational Services
$60,700
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$60,550
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$60,550
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$60,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$59,710
Educational Services - Privately owned
$59,690
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$58,440
Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,490
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$56,170
Junior colleges - State government owned
$55,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$54,960
Technical and Trade Schools
$54,770
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$51,930
Educational Support Services
$51,880
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$50,970
Other Schools and Instruction
$50,900

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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