Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $53K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $40K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $65K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Non-Profit Development Managers, Directors of Fundraising Development, Non-Profit Program Directors, and Directors of Non-Profit Development; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $61K, the other salaries come in at $59K, $57K, and $52K, respectively. At approximately $36K, Non-Profit Development Coordinators are among the lowest paid at Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Residents of Chicago pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $73K annually; other top-paying cities include Phoenix ($67K) and Charlotte (about $60K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $73K per year) in Illinois.
Certifications and Degrees
The best paid folks at Make-A-Wish Foundation have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $56K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Office in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $60K. Fundraising also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly two in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Event Planning, Grant Writing, and Event Management are also desirable skills.
At Make-A-Wish Foundation, there are significantly more females than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Make-A-Wish Foundation; the company rewards only a fifth of workers with paid vacation time and only a third of workers with sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Make-A-Wish Foundation, including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For the greater part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Make-A-Wish Foundation are life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.