Salary for Fundraisers

Also known as:  Communication Manager, Fundraising Director, Public Affairs Director, Public Information Director, Public Information Relations Manager, Public Relations Director, Public Relations Manager, Publicity Director

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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 can expect an average wage ranging between 80000 - 120000 depending on the level of experience. Fundraisers will usually earn a pay level of One Hundred Seven Thousand One Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Fundraisers can expect the highest salaries in the District of Columbia, where they can receive salary pay of about $137290. People with this job title make the most money in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they get an average pay rate of $134080.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.47 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Fundraisers tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $134,080
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $123,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises $118,870
Information $118,160
Retail Trade $117,660
Manufacturing $116,790
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $79,610
Health Care and Social Assistance $82,070
Accommodation and Food Services $84,800
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $85,160
Public Administration $86,040
Educational Services $92,580
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