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Public Relations and Fundraising Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of public relations and fundraising managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of public relations and fundraising managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The public relations and fundraising managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Public Relations and Fundraising Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$143,110
50th Percentile Wage
$101,510
25th Percentile Wage
$73,910
10th Percentile Wage
$55,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations and fundraising managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $143,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $101,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,420. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 158% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $101,510 2.85%
2013 $98,700 3.40%
2012 $95,450 2.29%
2011 $93,310 1.63%
2010 $91,810 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for public relations and fundraising managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 10.57%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.40%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.29% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.63% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Public Relations and Fundraising Managers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Advertising and Promotions Managers
$96,720
Marketing and Sales Managers
$116,490
Marketing Managers
$127,130
Sales Managers
$110,660
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$101,510

Table 4. Public Relations and Fundraising Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of public relations and fundraising managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for public relations and fundraising managers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $130,930. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $84,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$130,930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$130,040
Information
$124,770
Manufacturing
$123,960
Wholesale Trade
$121,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$117,410
Retail Trade
$115,920
Finance and Insurance
$115,820
Transportation and Warehousing
$112,710
Utilities
$110,620
Construction
$110,220
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$98,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$98,000
Accommodation and Food Services
$95,400
Educational Services
$95,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$93,840
Federal, State, and Local Government
$88,230
Health Care and Social Assistance
$86,040
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$84,080

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Public Relations and Fundraising Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only public relations and fundraising managers 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 public relations and fundraising managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $60,930 to $140,680. The highest paying state for public relations and fundraising managers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $140,680. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $60,930. For more salary information of public relations and fundraising managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$140,680
New York
$137,320
Delaware
$136,830
Virginia
$131,440
New Jersey
$126,760
Colorado
$123,300
Massachusetts
$112,830
Maryland
$111,560
Alaska
$111,060
Texas
$110,750
Rhode Island
$110,630
California
$107,300
Pennsylvania
$107,270
Florida
$103,570
Connecticut
$103,520
Minnesota
$97,770
New Hampshire
$97,610
North Carolina
$97,380
Illinois
$95,290
Washington
$94,840
Georgia
$94,490
Missouri
$92,500
Michigan
$91,830
Ohio
$90,800
New Mexico
$89,320
Arizona
$88,650
Nevada
$86,640
Indiana
$85,940
Hawaii
$85,580
Utah
$85,000
Vermont
$83,840
Alabama
$83,740
Wisconsin
$81,200
Kansas
$79,900
Maine
$78,170
Oregon
$77,250
Tennessee
$76,540
Montana
$76,200
North Dakota
$76,090
Arkansas
$75,150
Wyoming
$74,960
Iowa
$73,450
Nebraska
$71,720
South Carolina
$71,560
Kentucky
$70,630
Oklahoma
$70,420
Louisiana
$69,060
Mississippi
$65,320
West Virginia
$64,970
Idaho
$64,620
Puerto Rico
$60,930