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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
$31,030
25th Percentile Wage
$40,300
50th Percentile Wage
$51,220
75th Percentile Wage
$67,860
90th Percentile Wage
$87,110

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 $87,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fundraisers is $31,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,220
2.85% 11.56%
2016
$49,760
2.81% -
2015
$48,360
3.47% -
2014
$46,680
5.01% -
2013
$44,340
-2.17% -
2012
$45,300
- -

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

The average salaries of fundraisers in eleven 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $54,110. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $45,740). For detailed fundraiser salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$54,110
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$52,240
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$52,240
Spectator Sports
$51,140
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$51,040
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$50,970
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$50,850
Performing Arts Companies
$50,530
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$49,740
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$46,110
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$45,740

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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