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Fundraiser Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for fundraisers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fundraisers among Tennessee 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
9.48% 8.55%
4.10% -
-5.07% -
1.05% -
-1.34% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Fundraisers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fundraisers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fundraisers in state of Tennessee ranges from $40,800 to $61,140. The highest paying area for fundraisers in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $61,140. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $53,380). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $40,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Johnson City
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area


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