Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Directors of Non-Profit Development (approximately one-third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $58K. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Non-Profit Development stretch from $36K on the lower end to $92K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Non-Profit Development, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,369 - $91,651

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$12.22 - $32.30

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,369 - $91,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,137  
Commission
$7,500 - $37,500  
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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$36,481 - $92,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,795
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $32.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.18  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
Commission
$7,500 - $37,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,137  
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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$36,481 - $92,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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Job Description for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization

In a non-profit organization, the director of development (or development director) is responsible for ensuring that the organization has necessary funding to function. This means the director of development creates and implements a fundraising plan detailing how the organization can obtain financial support; often, the plan identifies sources such as individual investors, grants, charitable events, marketing opportunities, and corporate investors. The fundraising plan also contains strategies to successfully build a large donor base and ensure effective fundraising. The director of development then reports this plan to the other senior leadership and the organization’s board of directors. At a small nonprofit organization, the director of development may be required to personally solicit donors, be responsible for the organization’s branding, and play a large role in the organization’s public relations strategies. At a large nonprofit organization, the director of development most likely oversees a development team which they would be responsible for staffing and maintaining.

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Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Oversees fundraising: write grants, research foundations and corporations, and oversee or implement other fundraising strategies.
  • May also be responsible for the financial condition of the organization along with business development.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

Common Career Paths for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization


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Directors of Non-Profit Development who go on to become VPs of Operations may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for VPs of Operations is $122K annually. Becoming a Non-Profit Executive Director or a Director of Fundraising Development is a common transition from a Director of Non-Profit Development role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization


Many Directors of Non-Profit Development can be found at YMCA, Habitat For Humanity, The Salvation Army, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), and Special Olympics, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at The Salvation Army — the median salary there is $85K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $33K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $148K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), and Special Olympics, Inc., where earnings of $58K, $50K, or $49K are standard for Directors of Non-Profit Development.

With a reported median salary of only $41K, YMCA easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Habitat For Humanity, Boy Scouts of America and Special Olympics, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $42K, $43K, and $49K.

Popular Skills for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization


Directors of Non-Profit Development report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Fundraising are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Media / Public Relations, and Event Planning. Most people experienced in Fundraising also know Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization

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


For Directors of Non-Profit Development, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $60K. Directors of Non-Profit Development see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $70K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Non-Profit Development, 37 percent above the national average. Directors of Non-Profit Development will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), New York (+29 percent), Washington (+28 percent), and Boston (+26 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Portland. Employers in St. Louis and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization?

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in San Diego:
"Creating Change."
Pros: I like that I am learning about my community, engaging youth to develop a sense of civic engagement through the arts. I see the satisfaction of girls and boys learning about the creative process while developing a sense of self-confidence and self-awareness. I love developing funds to furthering our mission and creating positive social change.

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in Crown Point:
Pros: The team of associates I work with are amazing. We all work well together and have great communication. I love being able to find an investor who shares our vision and mission in helping people.
Cons: The time and hours and not being able to work from home when needed. Having corporate level restraints on smaller decision making situations.

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Experience Affects Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 480 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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