When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($74K annually) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Ill. (about $70K), Orlando, Fla. ($64K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($55K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $39K. Make-A-Wish Foundation workers in Nevada earn the most — around $80K per year on average.
Directors of Non-Profit Development rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $70K annually; Non-Profit Development Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $50K, while Donor Relations Managers and Office Managers rank near the top as well (around $50K and $50K, respectively). Earning only $37K on average, Development Officers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $50K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $41K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $63K per year for Certified Fund Raising Executives; non-accredited workers make much less. At Make-A-Wish Foundation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) receive the highest salaries at about $63K.
When it comes to skills, Human Resources seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $108K annually. Folks here also tend to know Fundraising; on the survey, more than two-fifths of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Donor Relations, Event Planning, and Strategic Planning.
Benefits and Perks
Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all respondents can count on health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Make-A-Wish Foundation also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.