London-based fundraisers' pay up 2.4%

But salary increases are lower than in previous years, survey finds

Salaries for fundraisers in London increased by an average of 2.4 per cent in 2009, a survey by fundraising recruitment firm the Kage Partnership has shown.

The figure is based on 350 London-based fundraising vacancies registered with the partnership by 120 charities, and is the average salary rise from 14 different wage brackets. Fundraisers in six of those brackets received no increase on last year's pay, according to the survey.

The average salaries of corporate fundraisers and community fundraisers did not change from their 2008 levels, says the survey. Direct marketing executives earned an average of £27,000 in 2009, up from £26,500 the previous year.

Liz Grimes, a partner at the Kage Partnership, said that although there had been an increase in salaries it was lower than in previous years.

"In 2007, fundraisers' salaries rose by 4 per cent from 2006 levels and over the decade from 1998 until 2008 they rose by 30 per cent," she said.

The organisation had seen fewer fundraising vacancies filled in 2009 than in 2008, she said.

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