The salary statistics of fundraisers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of fundraisers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The fundraisers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,120|
|25th Percentile Wage||$42,500|
|50th Percentile Wage||$55,640|
|75th Percentile Wage||$73,350|
|90th Percentile Wage||$94,280|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fundraisers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fundraisers is $94,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,120. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 184% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fundraisers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of fundraisers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for fundraisers occupations is the real estate and rental and leasing sector with an annual salary $70,870. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $42,350).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only fundraisers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of fundraisers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $42,220 to $74,300. The highest paying state for fundraisers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $74,300. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $42,220. For more salary information of fundraisers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |