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

Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Non-Profit Development Coordinators report fewer than five years in the field, and the median pay in this field is about $37K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. In this field, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Non-Profit Development Coordinators are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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: 1,114
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$0$12$24$36
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$12.23 - $22.50  
   
Overtime
$16.11 - $34.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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It's not very common for Non-Profit Development Coordinators to move on to become Directors of Fundraising Development. Typical pay for a Director of Fundraising Development is $60K annually. Non-Profit Development Coordinators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Directors of Non-Profit Development or Non-Profit Development Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. Those proficient in Database Management & Reporting are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.
Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. For Non-Profit Development Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Non-Profit Development Coordinators report making only $41K on average. A solid majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than one in ten 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 fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

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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 8 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (7 percent less) and Chicago (5 percent less).

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

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salaries

Project Management
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Fundraising
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Grant Writing
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Database Management & Reporting
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$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%