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Fundraising Manager Average Salary in China 2021

How much money does a Fundraising Manager make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
39,500 CNY
( 473,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as a Fundraising Manager in China typically earns around 39,500 CNY per month. Salaries range from 19,300 CNY (lowest) to 61,600 CNY (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Fundraising Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Fundraising Manager Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Fundraising Manager
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Fundraising Manager salaries in China range from 19,300 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 61,600 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 40,200 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Fundraising Manager(s) are earning less than 40,200 CNY while the other half are earning more than 40,200 CNY. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Fundraising Manager(s) are earning less than 26,800 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 26,800 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Fundraising Manager(s) are earning less than 51,900 CNY while 25% are earning more than 51,900 CNY.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Fundraising Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Fundraising Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Fundraising Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 22,900 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 29,500 CNY per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 40,700 CNY per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Fundraising Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 50,400 CNY per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 54,000 CNY per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 57,500 CNY per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Fundraising Manager average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
22,900 CNY
2 - 5 Years+29%
29,500 CNY
5 - 10 Years+38%
40,700 CNY
10 - 15 Years+24%
50,400 CNY
15 - 20 Years+7%
54,000 CNY
20+ Years+7%
57,500 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Fundraising Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Fundraising Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Fundraising Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Fundraising Manager is 28,600 CNY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 32,800 CNY per month, 15% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 44,200 CNY per month, 35% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 55,600 CNY per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Fundraising Manager average salary difference by education level in China

High School
28,600 CNY
Certificate or Diploma+15%
32,800 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+35%
44,200 CNY
Master's Degree+26%
55,600 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in China costs anywhere from 146,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) to 439,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Fundraising Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Fundraising Manager employees in China earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

40,800 CNY
37,600 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Fundraising Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Fundraising Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Fundraising Manager

Fundraising Manager(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

China / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in China is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Fundraising Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Fundraising Manager
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A Fundraising Manager is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

17% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 83% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Fundraising Manager Average Hourly Wage in China

230 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 230 CNY. This means that the average Fundraising Manager in China earns approximately 230 CNY for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Fundraising Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Fundraising Manager and Fundraising and Non Profit monthly China
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The average salary for Fundraising Manager is 110% more than that of Fundraising and Non Profit. Also, Fundraising and Non Profit salaries are 37% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Activity Aide10,400 CNY-74%
Activity Coordinator8,720 CNY-78%
Activity Leader17,800 CNY-55%
Adoption Specialist32,000 CNY-19%
Assistant Programme Officer17,600 CNY-55%
Campaign Manager36,500 CNY-7%
Charities Administrator22,800 CNY-42%
Civil Servant10,000 CNY-75%
Civil Service Administrator13,900 CNY-65%
Community Relations Representative15,400 CNY-61%
Community Service Manager31,200 CNY-21%
Community Volunteer9,150 CNY-77%
Community Worker9,370 CNY-76%
Custodial Worker10,300 CNY-74%
Education Planning Specialist32,700 CNY-17%
Foundation Assistant14,200 CNY-64%
Foundation Director43,900 CNY+11%
Foundation Program Coordinator 27,200 CNY-31%
Fundraiser22,600 CNY-43%
Fundraising Coordinator16,100 CNY-59%
Fundraising Manager39,500 CNY+0%
Grant Writer12,500 CNY-68%
Healthcare Social Worker10,300 CNY-74%
Homeless Shelter Worker8,860 CNY-78%
Major Gift Officer10,200 CNY-74%
Orphan Program Coordinator15,900 CNY-60%
Rehab Aide11,000 CNY-72%
Social Worker9,520 CNY-76%
Sponsorship Coordinator14,700 CNY-63%
Volunteer Coordinator12,600 CNY-68%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing43,600 CNY
Changchun39,400 CNY
Changsha36,400 CNY
Chengdu44,400 CNY
Chongqing45,100 CNY
Dalian36,000 CNY
Dongguan37,300 CNY
Foshan37,300 CNY
Fuzhou38,300 CNY
Guangzhou46,800 CNY
Hangzhou44,300 CNY
Harbin43,700 CNY
Jinan40,800 CNY
Kunming36,400 CNY
Nanjing43,300 CNY
Qingdao39,100 CNY
Quanzhou36,400 CNY
Shanghai44,400 CNY
Shantou40,400 CNY
Shenyang39,400 CNY
Shenzhen41,800 CNY
Suzhou38,600 CNY
Tianjin41,000 CNY
Wenzhou38,400 CNY
Wuhan43,000 CNY
Wuxi35,100 CNY
Xi an41,600 CNY
Xiamen36,400 CNY
Zhengzhou33,400 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui41,900 CNY
Beijing35,000 CNY
Chongqing37,800 CNY
Fujian40,700 CNY
Gansu37,900 CNY
Guangdong47,400 CNY
Guangxi43,800 CNY
Guizhou40,500 CNY
Hainan33,600 CNY
Hebei43,000 CNY
Heilongjiang38,800 CNY
Henan45,300 CNY
Hubei43,400 CNY
Hunan44,800 CNY
Jiangsu46,100 CNY
Jiangxi43,300 CNY
Jilin36,200 CNY
Liaoning39,800 CNY
Nei Monggol36,300 CNY
Ningxia34,300 CNY
Qinghai34,400 CNY
Shaanxi40,500 CNY
Shandong47,200 CNY
Shanghai38,100 CNY
Shanxi37,200 CNY
Sichuan43,500 CNY
Tianjin34,600 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur35,800 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]33,800 CNY
Yunnan42,400 CNY
Zhejiang43,700 CNY

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in China earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
28,500 CNY
Public Sector+6%
30,100 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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