Director of Alumni Affairs Salary

Earnings for Directors of Alumni Affairs in the United States come in at around $59K annually on average. Earnings sit near $37K on the lower side but can approach $85K per year on the higher side. Most Directors of Alumni Affairs survey respondents are women (76 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Alumni Affairs. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,279 - $85,471
MEDIAN: $59,399

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$37,224 - $85,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Director of Alumni Affairs

  • Maintain and update alumni directory information.
  • Oversee administration and budget of the office of alumni affairs.
  • Develop and implement fundraising campaigns aimed at alumni.
  • Manage college/university relations with alumni and represent alumni to school administrators.
  • Plan and run special events for alumni and work to increase alumni involvement at the school.

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Survey takers who work as Directors of Alumni Affairs typically report just a few professional skills. Fundraising and Event Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning and Fundraising.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Directors of Alumni Affairs who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $52K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Alumni Affairs make a median salary of $65K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $80K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


76 %
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%