Public relations & fundraising managers

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Total Workforce
61.9k
Average Age
42.6
Average Salary
$88,085
Average Male Salary
$95,391
Average Female Salary
$83,810

About

Public relations & fundraising managers are most often employed by the Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services industry. The average yearly wage for Public relations & fundraising managers was $88,085 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Public relations & fundraising managers by wage are Computer programmers, Mechanical engineers, and Environmental scientists & geoscientists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Public relations & fundraising managers are District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, and District of Columbia (North) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Public relations & fundraising managers are District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, and District of Columbia (North) PUMA, DC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Public relations & fundraising managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services is the industry that employs the most Public relations & fundraising managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Public relations & fundraising managers, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Public relations & fundraising managers are paid most in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$88,085
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,153

In 2017, Public relations & fundraising managers earned an average of $88,085, $34,196 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Environmental scientists & geoscientists make somewhat more than Public relations & fundraising managers while Computer programmers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Public relations & fundraising managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.334
WAGE GINI

In 2017, Public relations & fundraising managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.334, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Public relations & fundraising managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Public relations & fundraising managers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Public relations & fundraising managers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Public relations & fundraising managers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

61.9k
2017 Workforce
± 6,109
6.76%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.3%

The number of people employed as Public relations & fundraising managers has been growing at a rate of 6.76%, from 58,015 people in 2016 to 61,934 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Public relations & fundraising managers employed by various industries. Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services employs the largest share of Public relations & fundraising managers at  12.7%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 10.6% and Advertising, public relations & related services with 4.73%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Public relations & fundraising managers in the US. The average age of male Public relations & fundraising managers in the workforce is 43 and of female Public relations & fundraising managers is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Public relations & fundraising managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

22.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,712
39.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,852

63.1% of Public relations & fundraising managers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Public relations & fundraising managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Public relations & fundraising managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

80.7% of Public relations & fundraising managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.28% of Public relations & fundraising managers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Public relations & fundraising managers.

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Age by Gender

43
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.98
42.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.5

The median age of Public relations & fundraising managers is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 0.628 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Public relations & fundraising managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Public relations & fundraising managers is Communications but a relatively high number of Public relations & fundraising managers hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Public relations & fundraising managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Public relations & fundraising managers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Writing, and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Public relations & fundraising managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Persuasion, and Management of Material Resources.

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