The average pay for a Fundraiser is $48,906 per year. A skill in Grant Writing is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$35,546 - $80,945
$36K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,906
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$9.66 - $26.77
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,546 - $80,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,554 - $77,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $26.77  
   
Overtime
$27.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,554 - $77,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Fundraiser

A fundraiser can be employed by many types of companies, including fundraising companies that are contracting work from other organizations and non-profits and healthcare organizations.

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Fundraiser Tasks

  • Develops and plans key fundraising activities.
  • Receives pledges and funds from donors.
  • Assists in the management of special events.
  • Trains, supervises, and coaches volunteers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fundraiser

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Fundraiser Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fundraiser?

Fundraiser in Oakland:
"Lives Or Dies On Your Shoulders."
Pros: My job is relatively calm and boring as most of my time is spent searching for grants or attending events where I drink with high powered politicians and solicit donations.
Cons: It's a pretty laid back job except if for the part that if I fail, the company fails with me. There's a drastic amount of pressure to succeed when the budget gets tight and everyone's job is at risk if you aren't successful when it counts.

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Key Stats for Fundraiser

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Fundraiser Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Fundraiser Salaries

Grant Writing
up arrow 20%

National Average
$45,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%


Donor Relations
up arrow 11%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 13%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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