Average Salary for Make-A-Wish Foundation Employees

Make-A-Wish Foundation employees bring home $51K per year on average. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Make-A-Wish Foundation, but your city and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Earning approximately $76K annually on average, Directors of Fundraising Development receive the most money, followed by Directors of Non-Profit Development (about $70K), Non-Profit Program Managers ($57K), and Donor Relations Managers ($50K). Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators at Make-A-Wish Foundation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $29K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($74K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Ill. (approximately $70K), Orlando, Fla. ($64K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($55K) are the next top-paying cities. Charlotte, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $30K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Make-A-Wish Foundation employee makes around $74K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $50K per year. The largest slice of the Make-A-Wish Foundation workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $40K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Fund Raising Executive certainly has its perks — salaries approach $63K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Make-A-Wish Foundation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in approximately $63K annually.


When it comes to skills, Strategic Planning seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $72K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Fundraising; more than two-fifths consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Event Planning, Donor Relations, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Make-A-Wish Foundation, including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Make-A-Wish Foundation provides health insurance to almost all survey participants, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and a casual working environment.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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