Capital Campaign Manager Salary

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Capital campaign managers are paid to raise funds for organizations.

Capital campaign managers are fundraising public-relations managers who are generally given charge over the capital-raising duties of a company. These managers are usually hired for the explicit purpose of raising money to keep operations going or meet a specific fundraising goal. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 53,000 public relations and fundraising managers employed nationwide in 2010. Salaries for these managers varied by location and industry.

  1. Pay Scale

    • Capital campaign managers earned an average annual salary of $104,390 per year, as of May 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These fundraising managers typically earned salaries ranging from approximately $49,720 to more than $166,400 per year. Those in the lower 10 percent of the pay scale made less than $49,720, while the upper 10 percent made more than $166,400. Those comprising the middle 50 percent of the pay scale made salaries ranging from $66,930 to $128,470.


    • The industry in which the capital campaign manager works plays a role in determining how much he's paid. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those employed in colleges and universities earned an average salary of $93,590, while those working in the management of various companies and enterprises made $118,870 per year. Those employed in the advertising field made $133,140, while those representing labor organizations made $105,510.


    • Geographic location also has an influence on the pay made by the capital campaign manager and other public relations managers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those employed in New York, Delaware, Rhode Island and Virginia earned the highest average salaries, making more than $133,000 per year, as of 2010. In California, the fundraising manager made an average of $116,020, while those employed in the District of Columbia area brought home an average of $123,540.

    Job Outlook

    • The job forecast for those working in the public relations and fundraising field should remain positive through the period from 2008 to 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau indicates that the number of jobs in this field will grow by about 13 percent during this time frame. The bureau also indicates that some of the greatest job growth should occur among nonprofit organizations, where fundraising managers are integral to ongoing operations.

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