Annual Giving Manager Salary

The average Annual Giving Manager in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $34K, and the top verges on $71K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Annual Giving Managers making up 79 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,486 - $71,069
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,837
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90%

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$14.05 - $31.07
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,486 - $71,069  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,230 - $70,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 398
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $31.07  
   
Overtime
$20.75 - $41.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,230 - $70,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Annual Giving Manager

Annual giving managers are responsible for managing an annual giving program. They must develop an effective program that includes direct mail, fundraising, and memorial gifts, as well as oversee preparation of monthly and annual reports related to giving. These managers must work to attract potential donors, as well as maintain ongoing relationships with existing donors (which may include individuals, groups, and organizations). Additionally, they must update and maintain all relevant records, as well as analyze this data to make any necessary changes to the giving program.

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Annual Giving Manager Tasks

  • Recruits and trains volunteers for events.
  • Manages the development of projects that attract funding.
  • Manages the identification and cultivation of potential donors.
  • Oversees press releases and announcements necessary for event success.

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Popular Skills for Annual Giving Manager


Annual Giving Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Donor Relations and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis, Project Management, and Event Management. It is often found that people who know Fundraising are also skilled in Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Annual Giving Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. For Annual Giving Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Annual Giving Managers, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Annual Giving Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), Washington (+20 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Seattle and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Annual Giving Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Annual Giving Manager Salaries

Donor Relations
up arrow 33%

People Management
up arrow 21%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Fundraising
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Event Management
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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