Average Salary for Make-A-Wish Foundation Employees

The median salary at Make-A-Wish Foundation is $50K annually. Your city influences pay for Make-A-Wish Foundation workers the most, followed by your job title and how long you've been working. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($98K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Chicago, Ill. ($70K), Dallas, Texas (about $69K), and Phoenix, Ariz. (around $52K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is St. Louis, Mo. at $40K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $53K annually) in Florida.


The highest average salaries go to Directors of Non-Profit Development, who bring in close to $77K per year, though Directors of Fundraising Development are not far behind at $62K along with Non-Profit Program Directors (around $59K) and Non-Profit Development Managers ($54K). Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators make an average about $29K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $52K annually. The largest slice of the Make-A-Wish Foundation workforce (42 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $39K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Make-A-Wish Foundation have a Bachelor's Degree, earning approximately $52K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Office in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $67K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Fundraising; a little more than half consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Event Planning, Marketing Communications, and Donor Relations as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Make-A-Wish Foundation has room for improvement — only one in six employees are paid for vacation and sick time. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Make-A-Wish Foundation sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Other privileges include life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Make-A-Wish Foundation


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$30,410 - $60,505
$38,000 - $81,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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