Annual Giving Manager Salary

Annual Giving Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K annually. Compensation ranges between $35K and $72K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Annual Giving Managers survey respondents are women (79 percent). For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,023 - $72,046
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,239
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$14.19 - $30.64
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$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,023 - $72,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$34,737 - $71,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $42.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$34,737 - $71,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.

Common Career Paths for Annual Giving Manager


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Many Annual Giving Managers move into a Major Gifts Officer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $61K per year.

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Popular Skills for Annual Giving Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Donor Relations, Grant Writing, and Data Analysis. 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.


For many Annual Giving Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $52K. Annual Giving Managers bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Annual Giving Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,113

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Annual Giving Managers in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Annual Giving Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Washington (+18 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Seattle and 5 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Annual Giving Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Annual Giving Manager Salaries

People Management
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Fundraising
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Marketing Communications
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Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 5%

Event Management
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Data Analysis
up arrow 12%

Donor Relations
up arrow 14%

Grant Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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