Earnings for Non-Profit Development Managers in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Non-Profit Development Managers who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Non-Profit Development Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,268 - $65,667
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,825
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90%

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$15.22 - $26.71
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,268 - $65,667  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $5,116  
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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$36,077 - $65,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 512
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $26.71  
   
Overtime
$30.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.00 - $5,116  
   
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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$36,077 - $65,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Job Description for Development Manager, Non-Profit Organization

A development manager of a non-profit organization is primarily responsible for creating, administering, and implementing the organization's long-term development plan. This generally entails developing and implementing a growth strategy for the future, organizing outreach efforts, and managing relationships with the organization's new and existing donors. The role often necessitates working closely with other departments in the organization. For example, a development manager will frequently consult with the finance department to prepare budgets, monitor costs, and apply for state and federal grant assistance; he or she may also work with marketing staff to develop communication and engagement strategies.

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Development Manager, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Main function includes growing relationships with existing clients and creating relationships with new ones.
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate fund-raising activities of public or private sector non profit organizations.

Common Career Paths for Development Manager, Non-Profit Organization


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Many Non-Profit Development Managers move into Director of Non-Profit Development roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $55K per year.

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Popular Skills for Development Manager, Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit Development Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Donor Relations, Customer Relationship Management, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Word, and Event Planning. It is often found that people who know Event Planning are also skilled in Database Management & Reporting and Grant Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Development Manager, Non-Profit Organization

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,405

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Non-Profit Development Managers, 28 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), Houston (+13 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Milwaukee Non-Profit Development Managers have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Denver (19 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Development Manager, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Development Manager, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Project Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Grant Management
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Fundraising
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$48,000

Grant Writing
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Database Management & Reporting
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Microsoft Office
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Event Planning
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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