Average Salary for Make-A-Wish Foundation Employees

Compensation for Make-A-Wish Foundation employees is around $50K per year on average. Though your experience level and where you live are influential salary factors for those at Make-A-Wish Foundation, what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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The highest paychecks go to Directors of Fundraising Development, who earn an average approximately $62K annually, closely trailed by Non-Profit Program Directors ($57K), Non-Profit Development Coordinators ($33K), and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators ($29K).

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $52K per year. Overall, the greater share of Make-A-Wish Foundation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $37K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($63K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Phoenix, Ariz. ($58K), Charlotte, N.C. ($44K), and Columbus, Ohio (approximately $41K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Illinois, where salaries average out at around $63K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Make-A-Wish Foundation come out on top, and their salaries approach about $53K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Customer Relationship Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $72K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Fundraising; approximately two in five deem it necessary for work. Event Planning, Marketing Communications, and Grant Writing round out the set of key employee skills.


Make-A-Wish Foundation's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only one in five employees report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At Make-A-Wish Foundation, a strong majority of employees have health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants have dental coverage. Some other perks are flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Make-A-Wish Foundation


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$29,900 - $59,373
$36,250 - $65,500
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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