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Director of Alumni Affairs Salary

An average Director of Alumni Affairs in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K annually. Pay generally varies between $37K and $84K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Directors of Alumni Affairs claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Directors of Alumni Affairs make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,018 - $83,680
MEDIAN: $58,807

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$38,018 - $83,680  
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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).
$37,040 - $83,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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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Professional skills reported by Directors of Alumni Affairs are few in number. Fundraising and Event Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Alumni Affairs

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Alumni Affairs. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Alumni Affairs make a median salary of $66K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $78K.

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Experience Affects Director of Alumni Affairs Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director of Alumni Affairs Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.


78 %
22 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%