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Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Average Directors of Non-Profit Development in the United States make around $58K per year. In the world of Directors of Non-Profit Development, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $92K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Although about one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Directors of Non-Profit Development enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$36,480 - $91,172
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MEDIAN: $57,546
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,480 - $91,172  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,155  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $9,787  
Commission
$7,500 - $37,500  
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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).
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$35,922 - $91,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,718
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$12.26 - $32.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.48  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,155  
   
Commission
$7,500 - $37,500  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $9,787  
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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$35,922 - $91,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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. A common career progression for a Director of Non-Profit Development is to become an Non-Profit Executive Director or a Director of Fundraising Development. Compared to Directors of Non-Profit Development, the first group earns $2K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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


The Salvation Army pays the most with a median salary of $85K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $33K to a high of $148K.

With a median employee salary of $39K, Habitat For Humanity pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying employer's rate).

Popular Skills for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results imply that Directors of Non-Profit Development deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Fundraising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Media / Public Relations. It is often found that people who know Fundraising are also skilled in 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. On average, Directors of Non-Profit Development make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Directors of Non-Profit Development who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Directors of Non-Profit Development in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Directors of Non-Profit Development will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+36 percent), Washington (+33 percent), New York (+28 percent), and Los Angeles (+25 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Portland. Workers in St. Louis and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

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.

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

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in La Crosse:
"My Job."
Pros: The relationships that I have with the employees, members and donors, flexible schedule, and giving back to the community.
Cons: My salary.

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Experience Affects Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




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$57,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 675 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%