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Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Non-Profit Development Coordinators in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $38K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit Development Coordinators is high. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Women make up the vast majority of Non-Profit Development Coordinators (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,140 - $49,445
(Median)
$30K
$38K
$49K
MEDIAN: $37,952
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$12.44 - $23.60
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$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,140 - $49,445  
   
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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$29,669 - $49,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $23.60  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $34.29  
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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$29,669 - $49,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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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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There are some Non-Profit Development Coordinators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Major Gifts Officers, where earnings are an average $61K annually. Non-Profit Development Coordinators typically move into roles as Directors of Non-Profit Development or Non-Profit Development Managers, and those positions pay $16K more and $7K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization


Survey results imply that Non-Profit Development Coordinators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Grant Management, Microsoft Excel, Event Management, and Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing. Most people experienced in Event Planning also know 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $37K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $41K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


Non-Profit Development Coordinators earn a generous sum in the state of California: In particular, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Diego have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Philadelphia is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Portland and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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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 3%

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%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$38,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 301 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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