Average Salary for Make-A-Wish Foundation Employees

Make-A-Wish Foundation employees bring home $51K annually on average. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Make-A-Wish Foundation workers, followed by where you live and what you do at the company. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Make-A- Wish Foundation

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Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $50K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $41K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($74K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Fla. (about $64K), Phoenix, Ariz. (around $57K), and Oklahoma City, Okla. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $39K) is Portland, Ore. Across Make-A-Wish Foundation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $74K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Directors of Non-Profit Development, Donor Relations Managers, Non-Profit Development Managers, and Office Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $70K per year, the other salaries come in at $50K, around $50K, and $50K, respectively. With salaries averaging around $37K, Development Officers are among the lowest paid at Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Fund Raising Executives earn $63K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Make-A-Wish Foundation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) receive the highest salaries at approximately $63K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Strategic Planning; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $70K per year. Fundraising also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Event Planning, Donor Relations, and Project Management as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Make-A-Wish Foundation; the company rewards only one in three survey participants with paid vacation time and only one-seventh of employees with sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. The vast majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Make-A-Wish Foundation


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27 %
$35,450 - $63,555
$31,208 - $89,243

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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