Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $36K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $52K annually on average. The largest slice of the Make-A-Wish Foundation workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $64K per year.
Directors of Fundraising Development represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $65K annually — though Non-Profit Program Directors, Directors of Non-Profit Development, and Non-Profit Development Coordinators also do fairly well at about $57K, around $52K, and $33K, respectively. Near the bottom at Make-A-Wish Foundation are Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, pulling in an average of just $29K.
Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $90K per year; other top-paying cities include Phoenix, Ariz. (approximately $65K) and Charlotte, N.C. ($55K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $90K annually) in Illinois.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Make-A-Wish Foundation awards $56K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Relationship Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $72K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Make-A-Wish Foundation is Fundraising; roughly two-fifths of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Event Planning, Marketing Communications, and Grant Writing.
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
When it comes to employee benefits, Make-A-Wish Foundation has room for improvement — only 22 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all employees have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of respondents also include dental insurance. Privileges also include life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.