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Fundraiser Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for fundraisers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fundraisers among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Fundraisers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,250
25th Percentile Wage
$40,360
50th Percentile Wage
$54,840
75th Percentile Wage
$70,700
90th Percentile Wage
$84,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.50
25th Percentile Wage
$19.39
50th Percentile Wage
$26.37
75th Percentile Wage
$33.99
90th Percentile Wage
$40.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for fundraisers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.59. The median hourly salary is $26.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.50.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,8407.33%7.82%
201550,8202.91%-
201449,3400.65%-
201349,020-3.12%-
201250,550--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Fundraisers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fundraisers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fundraisers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $40,370 to $63,090. The highest paying area for fundraisers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $63,090. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $61,550). The lowest paying area is Reading with a median annual salary of $40,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$63,090
Philadelphia
$61,550
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$58,870
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$55,700
Erie
$52,070
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$51,790
Lancaster
$51,570
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,260
Pittsburgh
$50,490
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$49,050
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$48,060
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$47,530
Reading
$40,370


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