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Fundraiser Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of fundraisers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare fundraiser salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Fundraisers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,950
25th Percentile Wage
$38,610
50th Percentile Wage
$49,760
75th Percentile Wage
$64,380
90th Percentile Wage
$82,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $82,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fundraisers is $30,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,7602.81%8.96%
201548,3603.47%-
201446,6805.01%-
201344,340-2.17%-
201245,300--

Compare Fundraiser Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of fundraisers in nine industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 other amusement and recreation industries industry with an annual salary $54,610. The lowest paying industry is the promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry (annual salary $46,230). For detailed fundraiser salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$54,610
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$54,500
Spectator Sports
$50,990
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,160
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,160
Performing Arts Companies
$49,280
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$48,720
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$47,640
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$46,230

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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