Median pay for Entry-Level Development Officers is around $47K per year. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Development Officers who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Development Officers 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 - $68,260
(Median)
$36K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,361
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90%

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$12.91 - $25.06
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,268 - $68,260  
   
Bonus
$76.60 - $4,980  
Total Pay (?
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$34,994 - $67,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$76.60 - $4,980  
   
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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$34,994 - $67,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,906

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Development Officers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Development Officers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+12 percent), San Francisco (+6 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Philadelphia ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and Los Angeles (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Development Officer Salaries

Proposal Writing
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Donor Relations
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National Average
$47,000

Event Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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