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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,130
25th Percentile Wage
$81,510
50th Percentile Wage
$111,280
75th Percentile Wage
$155,830
90th Percentile Wage
$205,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations and fundraising managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) public relations and fundraising managers is $205,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,130. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 235% 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 public relations and fundraising managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$111,280
3.56% 14.23%
2016
$107,320
2.96% -
2015
$104,140
2.53% -
2014
$101,510
2.77% -
2013
$98,700
3.29% -
2012
$95,450
- -

Table 2. 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 2. 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 $135,020. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $89,550).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$135,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$134,500
Information
$133,870
Manufacturing
$132,700
Wholesale Trade
$132,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$127,230
Finance and Insurance
$124,770
Utilities
$115,960
Transportation and Warehousing
$112,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$111,670
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$105,240
Retail Trade
$102,510
Construction
$102,240
Educational Services
$101,750
Federal, State, and Local Government
$97,060
Health Care and Social Assistance
$95,650
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$94,030
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$93,510
Accommodation and Food Services
$89,550

Table 3. 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 $57,110 to $154,280. The highest paying state for public relations and fundraising managers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $154,280. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $57,110. 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
$154,280
New York
$147,820
Rhode Island
$142,360
Virginia
$138,500
New Jersey
$135,100
California
$125,390
Colorado
$123,900
Delaware
$117,360
Pennsylvania
$115,600
Texas
$115,320
Massachusetts
$114,450
North Carolina
$112,930
Maryland
$110,150
Georgia
$109,800
Connecticut
$106,310
Minnesota
$105,700
Washington
$104,460
Michigan
$103,860
New Hampshire
$103,480
Ohio
$100,520
Illinois
$100,120
Missouri
$99,360
Kansas
$98,110
Florida
$97,530
Nevada
$96,870
Wisconsin
$95,980
Vermont
$94,760
North Dakota
$91,110
Tennessee
$90,500
Hawaii
$88,200
Iowa
$87,780
Utah
$87,710
Arizona
$86,160
New Mexico
$85,030
Alaska
$84,230
Oregon
$83,880
Alabama
$82,400
Indiana
$82,180
Maine
$80,760
Nebraska
$80,720
South Carolina
$80,330
Kentucky
$77,080
Louisiana
$75,410
Wyoming
$74,960
Idaho
$74,700
Oklahoma
$74,200
Arkansas
$72,110
Montana
$70,240
Mississippi
$65,700
West Virginia
$61,760
Puerto Rico
$57,110



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