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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of public relations and fundraising managers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
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|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |