Average Salary for Make-A-Wish Foundation Employees

A salary of $51K annually is the median rate at Make-A-Wish Foundation. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Make-A-Wish Foundation workers, followed by geography and your role at the company. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Make-A- Wish Foundation

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $50K per year. The largest fraction of Make-A-Wish Foundation people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $41K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($74K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Fla. (approximately $64K), Phoenix, Ariz. (around $57K), and Oklahoma City, Okla. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $39K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to about $74K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Directors of Non-Profit Development, who bring in close to $70K per year, though Donor Relations Managers are not far behind at $50K along with Non-Profit Development Managers ($50K) and Office Managers (around $50K). Earning only $37K on average, Development Officers make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Fund Raising Executives receive bigger paychecks ($63K annually) than those without credentials. The best paid folks at Make-A-Wish Foundation have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning approximately $63K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Strategic Planning among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $70K annually. Folks here also tend to know Fundraising; on the survey, one-half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Event Planning, Donor Relations, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

A third of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only one-seventh of employees get sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At Make-A-Wish Foundation, almost all survey participants have health insurance, and almost all respondents have dental coverage. Make-A-Wish Foundation folks also make good use of 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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$35,450 - $63,555
$31,208 - $89,243

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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