Training Requirements for Fundraisers

Fundraisers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Fundraisers
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 3.1
Some College 8.1
Associates Degree 3.5
Bachelors Degree 53.8
Masters Degree 26.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.5

Employment Outlook for Fundraisers

This represents about 73,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more fundraisers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 17,000 more.

Typical Income for Fundraisers

Hourly Income

On average,fundraisers make $27.85 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Fundraisers $15.31 $19.81 $26.02 $34.45 $44.01
Business and financial operations occupations $17.74 $23.78 $31.99 $43.47 $58.13
Business operations specialists $17.35 $23.27 $31.37 $42.23 $55.19
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, fundraisers make $57,930 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Fundraisers $31,850 $41,190 $54,130 $71,660 $91,530
Business and financial operations occupations $36,910 $49,460 $66,530 $90,410 $120,910
Business operations specialists $36,100 $48,400 $65,260 $87,840 $114,790
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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