Salary for Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

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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The primary role of a Public Relations or Fundraising Manager is simple: to keep inter-office relationships and programs running smoothly and to create opportunities for investments and donations to come in. While Fundraising Managers are most often found in the nonprofit sector, there are many mainstream companies that need their specialized skill sets as well. As for Public Relations Managers, they can be found in almost any company in virtually every industry where there are more than a few people working together. Both positions call for someone that is organized, has great attention to detail, and is skilled at public speaking and networking. The pay rate for these careers varies greatly depending on the size for the company and is commensurate with experience.

A Public Relations or Fundraising Manager will normally get an average wage ranging between 80000 - 120000 based on seniority. Public Relations and Fundraising Managers usually receive a pay level of One Hundred Seven Thousand One Hundred dollars per annum.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers can receive the highest pay in the District of Columbia, which has wages of approximately $137290. This group of people are compensated most highly in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can receive an average job salary 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
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 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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