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Fundraiser Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of fundraisers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare fundraiser salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Fundraisers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,640
25th Percentile Wage
$35,560
50th Percentile Wage
$49,840
75th Percentile Wage
$66,230
90th Percentile Wage
$87,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $87,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fundraisers is $21,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,840-1.99%-13.08%
201550,830-3.17%-
201452,440-7.06%-
201356,140-0.39%-
201256,360--

Compare Fundraiser Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of fundraisers in five industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $62,770. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $49,760). For detailed fundraiser salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State government, including schools and hospitals
$62,770
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$60,660
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,970
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$49,840
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,760

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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