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Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Development Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $38K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Non-Profit Development Coordinators. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. The vast majority (87 percent) of Non-Profit Development Coordinators who took the survey are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,109 - $49,423
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$30K
$38K
$49K
MEDIAN: $37,887
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$12.45 - $23.49
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,109 - $49,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,962  
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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$29,633 - $49,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$16.67 - $34.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,962  
   
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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$29,633 - $49,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 295

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Job Description for Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization

The development coordinator of a nonprofit organization has numerous responsibilities related to organizational fundraising. They are the point person for planning and executing events, keeping track of money, and coordinating volunteers and interns. The coordinator manages meetings, work groups, and staff meetings as well. They generate email lists to contact vendors and volunteers for nonprofit events and news, and they process and track bills related to events; the coordinator may be asked to create an accounts payable if requested by their manager. A coordinator also keeps track of all charitable gifts to the nonprofit and creates reports that are kept in a fundraising database and presented to funders as requested.

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Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Tasks

  • Recruit, schedule, and ensure a positive experience for volunteers.
  • Coordinate identification and relationship building with key donors and groups.
  • Organize capital campaign strategy and execution, setting communication and funding goals.
  • Develop marketing materials and plan events to generate funding.

Common Career Paths for Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization


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Non-Profit Development Coordinators do not often transition into Major Gifts Officer roles. The role averages $61K per year. Non-Profit Development Coordinators most often move into positions as Directors of Non-Profit Development or Non-Profit Development Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $16K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization


Non-Profit Development Coordinators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Grant Management, Microsoft Excel, Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software, and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing. Most people skilled in Event Planning are similarly competent in Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $40K. Non-Profit Development Coordinators bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $40K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


There's tons of opportunity for Non-Profit Development Coordinators in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. Oakland, San Francisco, and San Diego all offer salaries above the national rate. Philadelphia is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Portland and 4 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Reviews

What is it like working as a Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization?

Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization in Bozeman:
"Perks and Pitfalls of Development."
Pros: I love that my job allows me to interact with a multitude of people. You have the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with many people and are able to build strong connections. It is not a traditional 9:00-5:00 desk job as you get the opportunity to travel a lot.
Cons: The hardest part of the job is that you are expected to work and be on call at all times. Many time I will be working a football game all day Saturday just to turn around that same night and work and organize a banquet. My work week leans more to 50 hours a week.

Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization in Chicago:
"Development Coordinators Wear Many Hats."
Pros: I am able to be creative in my thinking. I help people to avoid poverty and exit poverty. I get to work with other like-minded persons.
Cons: I don't have someone to give me specific directions. I have to keep board members happy or happier than my boss. My job involves many different aspects.

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Experience Affects Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salaries

Grant Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Event Management
up arrow 2%

Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
up arrow 2%

Grant Writing
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Fundraising
0%

Database Management & Reporting
0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$38,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 306 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%
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