|Quick Facts: Fundraisers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$50,680 per year
$24.37 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||65,700|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||17% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||11,400|
Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other donations for an organization. They may design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization’s work, goals, and financial needs.
Fundraisers work primarily for nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions, religious organizations, health research foundations, and political campaigns. Although most work full time during regular business hours, some may work additional hours to meet deadlines.
Fundraisers need excellent communication and organizational skills. Most positions require at least a bachelor’s degree.
The median annual wage for fundraisers was $50,680 in May 2012.
Employment of fundraisers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Strong employment growth driven by the continued need to raise money should result in good job opportunities.
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