Average Salary for Make-A-Wish Foundation Employees

The median income for Make-A-Wish Foundation employees is $50K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Make-A-Wish Foundation employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and where you live play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Directors of Fundraising Development rake in the most money, with average earnings of $62K per year; Non-Profit Program Directors come in second with average earnings amounting to $57K, while Non-Profit Development Coordinators and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators rank near the top as well (about $33K and around $29K, respectively).

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $52K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Make-A-Wish Foundation employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $36K per year on average.


Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $63K annually; other top-paying cities include Phoenix, Ariz. (about $58K) and Charlotte, N.C. ($44K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to approximately $63K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Regarding salaries and education, Make-A-Wish Foundation pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $53K.


Employees who count Customer Relationship Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $72K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Make-A-Wish Foundation is Fundraising, with about two-fifths considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Event Planning, Marketing Communications, and Grant Writing.


The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only a fifth of workers. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Job Satisfaction

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