A Development Officer earns an average salary of $48,417 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Development Officer Total Pay (?
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$33,296 - $74,218
(Median)
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48K
59K
74K
MEDIAN: $48,417
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Development Officer Total Pay (?
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$13.92 - $22.26
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,296 - $74,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
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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$32,540 - $74,023  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $22.26  
   
Overtime
$9.75 - $30.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
   
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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$32,540 - $74,023  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
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Job Description for Development Officer
Development officers are in charge of funding- and donor-related activities for their organization. They coordinate fundraising initiatives and collect current and prospective donor information. They cultivate professional relationships with individuals, foundations, and other agencies; they also provide continuous support to company marketing efforts.
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Development Officer Tasks
  • Increase the number and quality of donor prospects through individual visits, research, donor database management and networking.
  • Manage portfolio prospects, using focused strategic approaches.
  • Work with marketing and program staff to customize materials for successful marketing and solicitation.
  • Cultivate, solicit and provide attentive stewardship for philanthropic donors.
  • Manage donor events, including identifying guests and coordinating organizational support for events.
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Pay by Experience Level for Development Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Minneapolis
up arrow 26%
San Francisco
up arrow 23%
Washington
up arrow 10%
New York
up arrow 9%
Boston
up arrow 3%
National Average
$48,000
Seattle
up arrow 7%
Detroit
up arrow 13%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
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Experience Affects Development Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Development Officer Salaries

Fundraising
up arrow 2%
Grant Writing
0%
National Average
$48,000
Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%
Event Management
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 94 votes.
Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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