The average Annual Giving Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Annual Giving Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,260 - $71,141
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$38K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,368
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$15.66 - $33.19
(Median)
$16
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,260 - $71,141  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$187.50  
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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$37,821 - $70,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.66 - $33.19  
   
Overtime
$35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$187.50  
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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$37,821 - $70,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Annual Giving Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Major Gifts Officer. The average Major Gifts Officer brings home $62K per year. Annual Giving Managers typically move into roles as Directors of Non-Profit Development or Directors of Fundraising Development, and those positions pay $5K more and $11K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Annual Giving Manager


Survey results suggest that Annual Giving Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Fundraising, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Writing, Donor Relations, and Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Fundraising also know Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Annual Giving Manager

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $45K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $52K. Annual Giving Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,969

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

For Annual Giving Managers, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Annual Giving Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+27 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 19 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (16 percent less) and Minneapolis (10 percent less).

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Experience Affects Annual Giving Manager Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Annual Giving Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 18%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Fundraising
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 6%

Event Management
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 13%

Donor Relations
up arrow 16%

Grant Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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