Salary for Fundraisers

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Also known as:  Campaign Fundraiser, Donor Relations Officer, Fundraising Officer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Career fundraisers work to develop fundraising plans, organize fundraising activities, and solicit funds for their organizations. These individuals may develop promotional materials, including posters and brochures, as well as maintaining websites and running organizational newsletters. A comfortable command of computer resources is a must, as they are often expected to maintain donor databases, create successful direct mail and/or annual giving campaigns, and direct or coordinate an organizations activities on-line, including the creation of web-based fundraising applications, auctions, and donation sites. Professional fundraisers may also coordinate the efforts and activities of an organization's volunteer staff. They must be committed to the goals of their organization, and be comfortable asking for donations and attempting to increase the donor base of their employer.

A Fundraiser usually receives a compensation in a range of $34,320 and $103,320 based on experience and talent. will usually earn a wage of sixty-four thousand five hundred and fifty dollars every year.

are compensated highest in District of Columbia, where they can get average job salaries of close to about $76,030. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Educational Services, which has an average salary rate of $70,230.

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Fundraisers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
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