Study: Fundraising Salaries Show Gender Disparity

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The average male fundraiser in the United States earns as much as $24,000 a year more than the average female fundraiser, according to study results released yesterday by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


"The study revealed a disheartening disparity in the salaries among men and women," Paulette Maehara, president/CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Alexandria, VA, said in a statement. "Closing this gap will be a central part of AFP's long-term goals."


The association polled 1,200 fundraisers in the United States and Canada with a questionnaire compiled from the questions most frequently asked of the AFP Resource Center regarding compensation.


Other findings included:


• The average salary for U.S. respondents was $61,223 while the average in Canada was $67,600 (Canadian).


• Fundraisers employed by international organizations claimed to make an average of $20,000 more than those working for local charities.


• More experienced fundraisers, on average, reported higher salaries than less-experienced counterparts.


• Positive correlations existed between compensation and an organization's size as well as between compensation and education.


Copies of the study can be bought at AFP's Web site at www.afpnet.org. The cost is $75 for members and $150 for non-members.


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