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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,070
25th Percentile Wage
$78,710
50th Percentile Wage
$107,320
75th Percentile Wage
$151,970
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 $107,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,070. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 247% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of public relations and fundraising managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016107,3202.96%11.06%
2015104,1402.53%-
2014101,5102.77%-
201398,7003.29%-
201295,450--

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 professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $133,710. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $85,020).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$133,710
Information
$132,700
Mining
$128,950
Manufacturing
$126,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$125,990
Finance and Insurance
$125,440
Wholesale Trade
$124,140
Utilities
$114,520
Transportation and Warehousing
$105,760
Retail Trade
$102,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$101,110
Educational Services
$100,010
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$99,200
Construction
$97,330
Accommodation and Food Services
$95,090
Federal, State, and Local Government
$94,410
Health Care and Social Assistance
$92,910
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$88,080
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$85,020

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 $54,830 to $148,140. The highest paying state for public relations and fundraising managers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $148,140. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $54,830. 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
$148,140
New York
$141,020
New Jersey
$136,060
Virginia
$135,830
Rhode Island
$131,450
Delaware
$130,360
Colorado
$126,050
California
$121,490
Texas
$115,710
Massachusetts
$113,790
Maryland
$111,020
Alaska
$110,640
Pennsylvania
$110,620
North Carolina
$107,700
Connecticut
$106,990
Florida
$106,940
New Hampshire
$102,710
Washington
$100,870
Georgia
$100,250
Illinois
$99,890
Missouri
$99,520
Minnesota
$99,240
Ohio
$99,180
Michigan
$99,080
Kansas
$92,390
Wisconsin
$90,250
Utah
$88,900
Vermont
$87,170
Nevada
$84,310
Tennessee
$83,830
Hawaii
$83,780
Arizona
$83,280
Alabama
$82,380
Oregon
$82,260
North Dakota
$82,200
Maine
$80,890
New Mexico
$80,490
Indiana
$80,470
Nebraska
$80,370
Kentucky
$75,550
Iowa
$75,110
Wyoming
$74,960
South Carolina
$74,600
Idaho
$73,820
Oklahoma
$72,980
Arkansas
$72,020
Louisiana
$70,830
Montana
$69,970
West Virginia
$65,840
Mississippi
$61,270
Puerto Rico
$54,830


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