Fundraiser Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Fundraiser Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
2017
$55,640
2.71% 8.91%
2016
$54,130
2.14% -
2015
$52,970
1.02% -
2014
$52,430
1.62% -
2013
$51,580
1.74% -
2012
$50,680
- -

Table 2. Fundraiser Salary by Industry Sector

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
$70,870
Manufacturing
$62,260
Finance and Insurance
$61,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,690
Educational Services
$60,700
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,010
Wholesale Trade
$55,330
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,830
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,490
Information
$53,370
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,640
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,220
Accommodation and Food Services
$45,490
Retail Trade
$43,230
Construction
$42,350

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Fundraisers by States

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
$74,300
Rhode Island
$64,340
Maryland
$62,190
New York
$61,010
New Jersey
$60,670
Connecticut
$60,000
California
$59,950
Massachusetts
$59,440
Pennsylvania
$57,460
Minnesota
$57,330
Delaware
$56,440
Wyoming
$56,140
New Hampshire
$55,980
Virginia
$55,930
Illinois
$55,660
Kansas
$55,620
North Dakota
$55,290
Washington
$55,150
Michigan
$54,960
Texas
$54,840
Colorado
$54,370
Florida
$54,200
Nevada
$53,420
North Carolina
$52,810
Maine
$52,290
Wisconsin
$52,220
Montana
$51,820
Ohio
$51,470
New Mexico
$51,460
Nebraska
$51,350
Tennessee
$51,140
Oklahoma
$50,600
Alaska
$50,420
South Carolina
$50,240
Arizona
$49,610
Vermont
$49,500
West Virginia
$49,000
Missouri
$48,760
Indiana
$48,620
Alabama
$48,590
Utah
$48,580
Iowa
$47,830
Hawaii
$46,960
Mississippi
$46,900
Oregon
$46,770
Idaho
$46,570
South Dakota
$46,190
Kentucky
$44,730
Georgia
$44,700
Arkansas
$42,460
Louisiana
$42,220



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