Occupation Outlook Handbook: Fundraisers

Occupation Outlook Handbook: Fundraisers

Republished with permission of the US BLS

Summary

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Fundraisers plan and oversee campaigns and events to raise money and other donations for an organization.
Quick Facts: Fundraisers
2020 Median Pay $59,610 per year
$28.66 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2019 100,600
Job Outlook, 2019-29 14% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2019-29 14,400

What Fundraisers Do

Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization.

Work Environment

Fundraisers work primarily for nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions, religious organizations, health research foundations, social services organizations, and political campaigns. Most work full time.

How to Become a Fundraiser

Fundraisers typically need a bachelor’s degree and strong communication and organizational skills. Employers generally prefer candidates who have studied public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.

Pay

The median annual wage for fundraisers was $59,610 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of fundraisers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the continued need of various types of organizations to raise money.

State & Area Data

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Similar Occupations

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More Information, Including Links to O*NET

Learn more about fundraisers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.

 

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