Fundraisers

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2019 Workforce
78.9k
Average Age
43
Estimated Job Growth
14.3%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$73,073
Average Male Salary
$76,037
Average Female Salary
$71,867

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 District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$73,073
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,655

In 2019, Fundraisers earned an average of $73,073, $17,549 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Railroad conductors & yardmasters make somewhat more than Fundraisers while Firefighters 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

0.401
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Fundraisers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.401, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

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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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Industries by Share

78.9k
2019 Workforce
± 6,895
−20.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.7%

The number of people employed as Fundraisers has been declining at a rate of −20.1%, from 98,773 people in 2018 to 78,911 people in 2019.

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  30.8%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 22.5% and Elementary & secondary schools with 6.66%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fundraisers in the US. The average age of male Fundraisers in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Fundraisers is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fundraisers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

22.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,708
56.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,814

71.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

83.4% of Fundraisers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.25% of Fundraisers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

43.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.6
42.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.37

The median age of Fundraisers is 43, and Male employees are generally 0.175 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 Social Sciences but a relatively high number of Fundraisers hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Fundraisers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Fundraisers are expected to see a growth of 14.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

14.3%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Fundraisers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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