Average Salary for Make-A-Wish Foundation Employees

Employees at Make-A-Wish Foundation make $50K annually on average. At Make-A-Wish Foundation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and your city each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Directors of Fundraising Development earn the highest median pay at about $62K per year, followed by Non-Profit Program Directors ($57K), Non-Profit Development Coordinators (around $33K), and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators (approximately $29K).

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $52K annually. The largest slice of the Make-A-Wish Foundation workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $36K per year.


Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $63K annually; other top-paying cities include Phoenix, Ariz. ($58K) and Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $44K). By state, Make-A-Wish Foundation employees make the most in Illinois, earning $63K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

At Make-A-Wish Foundation, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $53K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Customer Relationship Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $72K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Make-A-Wish Foundation is Fundraising, with roughly two-fifths considering it a key competency. Event Planning, Marketing Communications, and Grant Writing were also reported by many survey participants.


Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

One in five survey participants — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Almost all workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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