Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Development Coordinators in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $38K per year on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (86 percent) of Non-Profit Development Coordinators who took the survey are female. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Non-Profit Development Coordinators. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,127 - $49,458
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$30K
$38K
$49K
MEDIAN: $38,020
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$12.37 - $23.67
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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
$30,127 - $49,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,969  
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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$29,598 - $49,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $23.67  
   
Overtime
$17.27 - $33.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,969  
   
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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$29,598 - $49,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Major Gifts Officers. That role pays $61K per year on average. A common career progression for a Non-Profit Development Coordinator is to become a Director of Non-Profit Development or a Non-Profit Development Manager. Compared to Non-Profit Development Coordinators, the first group earns $16K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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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 Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Donor Relations and Social Media Marketing. Most people familiar with 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $37K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $41K.

Pay Difference by Location


California cities Oakland, San Francisco, and San Diego are lucrative areas for Non-Profit Development Coordinators, where pay is not only higher than the national average but also represents the three highest-paid areas in the country. Philadelphia is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers in Portland and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Grant Writing
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%

Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 8%

Donor Relations
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

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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