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Fundraiser Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of fundraisers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare fundraiser salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Fundraisers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,450
25th Percentile Wage
$39,070
50th Percentile Wage
$51,470
75th Percentile Wage
$65,280
90th Percentile Wage
$80,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $80,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fundraisers is $31,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,4702.78%9.17%
201550,0402.08%-
201449,0002.10%-
201347,9702.54%-
201246,750--

Compare Fundraiser Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of fundraisers in 31 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry with an annual salary $70,160. The lowest paying industry is the outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers industry (annual salary $43,150). For detailed fundraiser salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$70,160
Hospitals - State government owned
$62,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$61,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$61,770
Hospitals - Privately owned
$61,450
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$61,200
Offices of Physicians
$58,760
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$58,090
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$57,970
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$57,680
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$55,810
Hospitals - Local government owned
$55,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$55,380
Home Health Care Services
$54,770
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$54,020
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,700
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$53,690
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$53,590
Child Day Care Services
$51,190
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,000
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,690
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$49,740
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$49,470
Other Residential Care Facilities
$49,370
Social Assistance
$48,410
Outpatient Care Centers
$47,630
Individual and Family Services
$47,580
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,740
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$45,680
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$45,490
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$43,150

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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