Public relations and fundraising managers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
78.4k
Average Age
42.2
Average Salary
$90,528
Average Male Salary
$101,493
Average Female Salary
$84,791

About

Public relations and fundraising managers are most often employed by the Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services industry. The average yearly wage for Public relations and fundraising managers was $90,528 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Public relations and fundraising managers by wage are Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians, Advertising & promotions managers, and Purchasing managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Public relations and fundraising managers are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, and Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Public relations and fundraising managers are District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Public relations and fundraising managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services is the industry that employs the most Public relations and fundraising managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Public relations and fundraising managers, by average wage, is Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers. Public relations and fundraising managers are paid most in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$90,528
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,164

In 2020, Public relations and fundraising managers earned an average of $90,528, $34,574 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Purchasing managers make somewhat more than Public relations and fundraising managers while Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Public relations and fundraising managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.344
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Public relations and fundraising managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.344, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Public relations and fundraising managers (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 Public relations and fundraising managers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Public relations and fundraising managers

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

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Industries

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Industries by Share

78.4k
2020 Workforce
± 6,872
14.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.2%

The number of people employed as Public relations and fundraising managers has been growing at a rate of 14.2%, from 68,644 people in 2019 to 78,379 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Public relations and fundraising managers employed by various industries. Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services employs the largest share of Public relations and fundraising managers at  14.1%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 9.22% and Religious organizations with 4.63%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Public relations and fundraising managers in the US. The average age of male Public relations and fundraising managers in the workforce is 43.2 and of female Public relations and fundraising managers is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Public relations and fundraising managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

26.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,028
51.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,568

65.6% of Public relations and fundraising managers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Public relations and fundraising managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Public relations and fundraising managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

77.7% of Public relations and fundraising managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.18% of Public relations and fundraising managers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Public relations and fundraising managers.

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Age by Sex

43.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.77
41.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.3

The median age of Public relations and fundraising managers is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 1.61 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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