Public relations and fundraising managers
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Overview
Public relations managers plan and direct the creation of material that will maintain or enhance the public image of their employer or client. Fundraising managers coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for public relations and fundraising managers are expected to grow by 10%, and should have about 6,900 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Public relations and fundraising managers are less likely to be automated than 87% of other careers.
Workforce size
Public relations and fundraising managers, with 73,500 workers, are near the middle of all careers in the number employed.
Education
About 87% of public relations and fundraising managers have at least a bachelor's degree.
Education attained by public relations and fundraising managers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
More public relations and fundraising managers have bachelor's degrees than 90% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for public relations and fundraising managers is higher than 95% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most public relations and fundraising managers.
This job's median $115KAll jobs' median $39K$109K$38K20142015201620172018$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250K
Note: The salaries for public relations and fundraising managers have been top-coded by the BLS; in 2018, all annual salaries larger than $208,000 are recorded as $208,000.
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 65% of public relations and fundraising managers -- that's a larger percentage than 80% of other jobs.
Gender of public relations and fundraising managers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For public relations and fundraising managers, the median men's salary was 17% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 13% of public relations and fundraising managers are minority, and 8% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of public relations and fundraising managers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (8%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Public Relations and Fundraising Managers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 65% of public relations and fundraising managers, and 79% have company-sponsored health insurance (12% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for public relations and fundraising managers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Top college degrees
Here are the top college degrees held by the 88% of people in this job who have at least a bachelor's degree. Some of degrees may link to multiple programs due to the way Census classifies college majors. Click on a program to learn more about career opportunities for people who major in that field.
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of public relations and fundraising managers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Time Pressure (94%)
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (47%)
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People (43%)
  • Consequence of Error (39%)
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (37%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do public relations and fundraising managers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for public relations and fundraising managers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for public relations and fundraising managers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for public relations and fundraising managers (BLS Salary Data)
$115K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250K
Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
$115K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250K
Note: The salaries for public relations and fundraising managers have been top-coded by the BLS; in 2018, all annual salaries larger than $208,000 are recorded as $208,000.
We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. We first show the full salary distribution for all public relations and fundraising managers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for public relations and fundraising managers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for public relations and fundraising managers (ACS Salary Data)
$76K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250K
Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
$76K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250K
Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where public relations and fundraising managers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Public relations and fundraising managers (ACS)
Private for-profit (40.7%)
Private not-for-profit (33.7%)
Local government (5.8%)
State government (7.9%)
Federal government (10.4%)
Self-employed incorporated (0.8%)
Self-employed not incorporated (0.6%)
Working without pay (0.1%)
Distribution: Salaries of public relations and fundraising managers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses.
$76K$90K$64K$85K$72K$74K$0$50,000$100,000$150,000$200,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Note: The salaries for public relations and fundraising managers have been top-coded by the BLS; in 2018, all annual salaries larger than $208,000 are recorded as $208,000.
Distribution: Salaries of public relations and fundraising managers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS.
$115K$157K$99K$118K$96K$0$50,000$100,000$150,000$200,000$250,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Note: The salaries for public relations and fundraising managers have been top-coded by the BLS; in 2018, all annual salaries larger than $208,000 are recorded as $208,000.
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for public relations and fundraising managers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Public relations and fundraising managers and gender

With 65% women, this occupation has a higher percentage of women than 80% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Public relations and fundraising managers
Men (35%)
Women (65%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is a little better for public relations and fundraising managers, with the median salary for men 17% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$71K$83K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Public relations and fundraising managers have one of the middle percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job higher than that for 50% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of public relations and fundraising managers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a smaller percentage of minority public relations and fundraising managers than for 79% of other careers. As with minority workers, there is also a smaller percentage of foreign-born workers in this career than in most other careers.

Race/origin of public relations and fundraising managers
White (86% )
Black (7% )
Asian (3% )
Multiracial (2% )
Other (1% )
Hispanic (0% )
American Indian (0% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
13%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
8%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for public relations and fundraising managers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$69K$76K$81K$93K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KMultiracialWhiteBlackAsian
Distribution: Salaries for public relations and fundraising managers by nativity
$75K$91K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KAll native citizensAll foreign-born

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by public relations and fundraising managers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), public relations and fundraising managers typically hold a bachelor's degree.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as public relations and fundraising managers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for public relations and fundraising managers.

Education attained by public relations and fundraising managers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for public relations and fundraising managers

For public relations and fundraising management positions, a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, English, fundraising, or journalism is generally required. However, some employers prefer a master’s degree, particularly in public relations, journalism, fundraising, or nonprofit management.

Courses in advertising, business administration, public affairs, public speaking, and creative and technical writing can be helpful.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for public relations and fundraising managers

Although not mandatory, public relations managers can become certified through the Public Relations Society of America. Candidates qualify on the basis of years of experience and must pass an exam to become certified.

The International Association of Business Communicators offers a credential to demonstrate a level of knowledge and expertise.

The Certified Fund Raising Executive program, offered by CFRE International, is voluntary, but fundraisers who are awarded certification demonstrate a level of professional competency to prospective employers. Candidates are required to have 5 years of work experience in fundraising and have 80 hours of continuing education through conference attendance and classroom instruction in order to qualify. Fundraisers must apply for renewal every 3 years to keep their certification valid.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for public relations and fundraising managers? Below we see the distribution of public relations and fundraising managers salaries based on the education attained. You may have noticed in the dashboard and elsewhere that BLS top-codes salaries. ACS also engages in a form of top-coding, but by looking at the broader field of public relations and fundraising managers and using the ACS, we are able to see some of the higher salaries and can give a better idea of the range of salaries for this field. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as public relations and fundraising managers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$67K$62K$60K$73K$85K$100K$91K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KHigh School (2%)Some College (8%)Associate's Degree (3%)Bachelor's Degree (56%)Master's Degree (27%)Professional Deg/Doct (2%)Doctorate (2%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by public relations and fundraising managers

This table shows the college majors held by people working as public relations and fundraising managers. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Public relations and fundraising managers with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
14.6%
$0$200K$56K
11.3%
$0$200K$57K
3.2%
$0$200K$51K
2.8%
$0$200K$63K
2.8%
$0$200K$60K
2.5%
$0$200K$60K
2.4%
$0$200K$53K
1.4%
$0$200K$73K
1.1%
$0$200K$54K
1.1%
$0$200K$51K
1.1%
$0$200K$51K
1.0%
$0$200K$55K
1.0%
$0$200K$87K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as public relations and fundraising managers, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by public relations and fundraising managers given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Managers (specialized areas)Marketing and sales managersElementary and middle school teachersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesCustomer service representativesHuman resources workersSecretaries and administrative assistantsFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersLawyers, judges, and magistratesRetail salespersonsNews analysts, reporters and correspondentsEditorsWriters and authorsPublic Relations SpecialistsProducers and directorsChief executives and legislatorsPostsecondary teachersSecondary school teachersEducation administratorsManagement analystsFinancial managersAccountants and auditorsFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersMarket research analysts and marketing specialistsDesignersTelevision, video, and motion picture camera operators and editorsService sales representativesCommunicationsJournalismEnglish Language andLiteraturePolitical Science andGovernmentBusiness Management andAdministrationAdvertising and PublicRelationsMass MediaGeneral BusinessHistoryMarketingAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for public relations and fundraising managers

What jobs will most public relations and fundraising managers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of public relations and fundraising managers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Public relations and fundraising managersPublic Relations SpecialistsManagers (specialized areas)Computer and information systems managersChief executives and legislatorsFundraisersMedical and health services managersEducation administratorsEditorsFirst-line supervisors of gaming workersFinancial managersTraining and development managersJanitors and building cleanersWeb developersMarketing and sales managersSupervisors of transportation and material moving workers
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for public relations and fundraising managers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 7 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as public relations and fundraising managers as well as 1% of respondents after working as public relations and fundraising managers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for public relations and fundraising managers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
Marketing and sales managers
57,800
$0$200K$74K
Education administrators
45,800
$0$200K$68K
Medical and health services managers
36,700
$0$200K$69K
Computer and information systems managers
32,500
$0$200K$99K
Public Relations Specialists
28,900
$0$200K$60K
Fundraisers
10,800
$0$200K$59K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for public relations and fundraising managers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as public relations and fundraising managers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of public relations and fundraising managers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for public relations and fundraising managers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Secretaries and administrative assistants
395,200
$0$200K$36K
1.1%
Customer service representatives
373,800
$0$200K$32K
1.7%
Registered nurses
203,800
$0$200K$63K
1.0%
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
153,100
$0$200K$48K
1.1%
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
6.7%
Market research analysts and marketing specialists
78,300
$0$200K$63K
1.3%
Designers
61,700
$0$200K$51K
1.4%
Marketing and sales managers
57,800
$0$200K$74K
2.7%
Education administrators
45,800
$0$200K$68K
2.7%
Medical and health services managers
36,700
$0$200K$69K
1.9%
Computer and information systems managers
32,500
$0$200K$99K
2.5%
Public Relations Specialists
28,900
$0$200K$60K
10.2%
Network and computer systems administrators
27,000
$0$200K$71K
1.3%
Correspondence clerks and order clerks
20,400
$0$200K$32K
1.7%
Social and community service managers
16,300
$0$200K$54K
2.8%
Meeting, convention, and event planners
15,300
$0$200K$47K
2.0%
Writers and authors
14,600
$0$200K$53K
2.6%
Fundraisers
10,800
$0$200K$59K
7.3%
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists
8,300
$0$200K$48K
1.1%
Public relations and fundraising managers
6,900
$0$200K$76K
21.8%
Read about public relations and fundraising managers
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Public relations managers typically do the following:

  • Write press releases and prepare information for the media
  • Identify main client groups and audiences and determine the best way to reach them
  • Designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source for media inquiries
  • Help clients communicate effectively with the public
  • Develop their organization’s or client’s corporate image and identity
  • Assist and inform an organization’s executives and spokespeople
  • Devise advertising and promotion programs
  • Assign, supervise, and review the activities of staff

Fundraising managers typically do the following:

  • Manage progress toward achieving an organization’s fundraising goals
  • Develop and carry out fundraising strategies
  • Identify and contact potential donors
  • Create and plan different events that can generate donations
  • Meet face-to-face with highly important donors
  • Apply for grants
  • Assign, supervise, and review the activities of staff

Public relations managers review press releases and sponsor corporate events to help maintain and improve the image of their organization or client.

Public relations managers help to clarify their organization’s point of view to its main audience through media releases and interviews. They observe social, economic, and political trends that might ultimately affect their organization, and they recommend ways to enhance the firm’s image on the basis of those trends. For example, in response to a growing concern about the environment, the public relations manager for an oil company may create a campaign to publicize its efforts to develop cleaner fuels.

In large organizations, public relations managers often supervise a staff of public relations specialists. They also work with advertising, promotions, and marketing managers to ensure that advertising campaigns are compatible with the image the company or client is trying to portray. For example, if a firm decides to emphasize its appeal to a certain group, such as young people, the public relations manager needs to make sure that current advertisements are well received by that group.

In addition, public relations managers may handle internal communications, such as company newsletters, and may help financial managers produce an organization’s reports. They may also draft speeches, arrange interviews, and maintain other forms of public contact to help the organization’s top executives.

Public relations managers must be able to work well with many types of specialists to report the facts accurately. In some cases, the information they write has legal consequences. As a result, they must work with the company’s or client's lawyers to be sure that the information they release is both legally accurate and clear to the public.

Fundraising managers oversee campaigns and events intended to bring in donations for their organization. Many organizations that employ fundraisers rely heavily on the donations they gather in order to run their operations.

Fundraising managers usually decide which fundraising techniques are necessary in a certain situation. Common techniques include annual campaigns, capital campaigns, planned giving, and soliciting for major gifts. In addition, social media has created a new avenue for fundraising managers to connect with more potential donors and to spread their organization’s message.

Those who work on annual campaigns focus heavily on contacting donors who have given in the past, and request that they give again. Finding new contacts for future donations is also a component of a successful annual campaign.

Capital campaigns are different; they are generally used to raise money over a shorter time period and for a specific project, such as the construction of a new building at a university.

Fundraisers who spend most of their time on planned giving must have specialized training in taxes regarding gifts of stocks, bonds, charitable annuities, and real estate bequests in a will. Major gifts are a feature of many different campaigns and are generally requested in person, given the large value of the potential donation.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of public relations and fundraising managers? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Communication skills
Managers deal with the public regularly; therefore, they must be friendly enough to build a rapport with, and receive cooperation from, their media contacts and donors.
Leadership skills
Public relations and fundraising managers often lead large teams of specialists or fundraisers and must be able to guide their activities.
Organizational skills
Public relations and fundraising managers are often in charge of running several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.
Problem-solving skills
Managers sometimes must explain how the company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.
Speaking skills
Public relations and fundraising managers regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to explain the organization’s position clearly.
Writing skills
Managers must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them succinctly in order to keep the attention of busy readers or listeners.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for public relations and fundraising managers
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for public relations and fundraising managers was higher than 95% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

This job's median $115KAll jobs' median $39K$92K$38K200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250K

Note: The salaries for public relations and fundraising managers have been top-coded by the BLS; in 2018, all annual salaries larger than $208,000 are recorded as $208,000.

Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for public relations and fundraising managers are anticipated to grow by 10% over the next decade; only 29% of jobs are predicted to grow more.

The projected employment for public relations and fundraising managers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most public relations and fundraising managers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as public relations and fundraising managers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

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Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
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BLS
Number of Public Relations and Fundraising Managers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where public relations and fundraising managers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for public relations and fundraising managers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for public relations and fundraising managers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information.

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In-state comparisions
Median salary
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Median salary ratio: Public Relations and Fundraising Managers to all workers (BLS)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which public relations and fundraising managers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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  • Interests: Also known as a Holland Code - Are you a thinker? A helper? What fits your personality?
  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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