Fundraisers

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Total Workforce

96.8k

Average Age

41

Estimated Job Growth

14.8%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$63,808

Average Male Salary

$69,896

Average Female Salary

$61,400

About

Fundraisers are most often employed by the Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services industry. The average yearly wage for Fundraisers was $63,808 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Fundraisers by wage are Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Firstline enlisted military supervisors, and Registered nurses.

Fundraisers are part of the Business & financial operations occupations, along with Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Compliance officers, Cost estimators, Human resources workers, Logisticians, Management analysts, Meeting, convention, & event planners, Fundraisers, Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Training & development specialists, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Business operations specialists, all other, Accountants & auditors, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial analysts, Personal financial advisors, Insurance underwriters, Financial examiners, Credit counselors & loan officers, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Tax preparers, and Other financial specialists

The top 3 locations that employ the most Fundraisers are Richmond City PUMA, VA, Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Fundraisers are Richmond City PUMA, VA, Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, and Ann Arbor City Area PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Fundraisers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services is the industry that employs the most Fundraisers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Fundraisers, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Fundraisers are paid most in District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in Richmond City PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$63,808

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,528

In 2017, Fundraisers earned an average of $63,808, $11,743 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Registered nurses make somewhat more than Fundraisers while Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Fundraisers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.359

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Fundraisers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.359, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Fundraisers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Fundraisers, by average wage, are Motion pictures & video industries, Hospitals, and Scientific research & development services.

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Industries by Share

96.8k

2017 Workforce

± 7,636

1.95%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11%

The number of people employed as Fundraisers has been growing at a rate of 1.95%, from 94,939 people in 2016 to 96,792 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Fundraisers employed by various industries. Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services employs the largest share of Fundraisers at  31.3%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 22% and Elementary & secondary schools with 5.98%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fundraisers in the US. The average age of male Fundraisers in the workforce is 41.9 and of female Fundraisers is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fundraisers is White.

Gender Composition

27.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,066

69.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,464

71.7% of Fundraisers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Fundraisers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Fundraisers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

86.7% of Fundraisers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.33% of Fundraisers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Fundraisers.

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Age by Gender

41.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.32

40.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.24

The median age of Fundraisers is 41, and Male employees are generally 1.3 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Fundraisers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Fundraisers is Business but a relatively high number of Fundraisers hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Fundraisers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Fundraisers are expected to see a growth of 14.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

14.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Fundraisers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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