Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salary (United States)

A little under three-quarters of Non-Profit Development Coordinators are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $37,124 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $29,204 to $49,166 per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Non-Profit Development Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salary (?
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$29,793 - $49,360
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MEDIAN: $37,448
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Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salary (?
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$12.23 - $22.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,793 - $49,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,994  
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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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$29,204 - $49,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,114
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $22.50  
   
Overtime
$16.11 - $34.44  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,994  
   
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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$29,204 - $49,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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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While not commonly found, Non-Profit Development Coordinators who move on to become Director of Development (Fundraising)s bring in an additional $22K annually. The most common next step for Non-Profit Development Coordinators is moving into roles as Non-Profit Development Directors or Non-Profit Development Managers, where they can expect an extra $16,345 or $7,261 per year.

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Popular Skills for Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization

Survey results imply that Non-Profit Development Coordinators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Grant Management, Project Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Database Management & Reporting also know Event Planning.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
At career start, salaries are typically $36K, which grows to $40K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $41K after one to two decades. After 20 years in the field, Non-Profit Development Coordinators see a slip in salary, bringing in an average of $41K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 7 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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Relative to Non-Profit Development Coordinators in the rest of the country, Non-Profit Development Coordinators in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Diego see salaries beyond the national average. In fact, these California cities offer more pay than any other American city. The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia. Employers pay around -7 percent in Portland and -5 percent in Chicago, 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 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

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$37,000

Skills That Affect Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salaries

Project Management
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Fundraising
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$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 356 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 14%