Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary

Directors of Fundraising Development in the United States can expect wages of $65K annually on average. In the world of Directors of Fundraising Development, overall income ranges from $41K near the bottom to $104K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Directors of Fundraising Development survey respondents are women (76 percent). Most Directors of Fundraising Development report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,023 - $102,394
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,120
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$13.97 - $73.08
(Median)
$14
$21
$73
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,023 - $102,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,130  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,617  
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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$40,806 - $104,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,035
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $73.08  
   
Overtime
$1.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,130  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,617  
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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$40,806 - $104,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Director of Development (Fundraising)

The role of a development director (fundraising) is to develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. The development director's primary responsibility, however, is to oversee fundraising, rather than to actually raise money themselves. This person may write grants, research foundations and corporations, and oversee or implement fundraising strategies; they mostly work mostly behind the scenes, establishing a structure for effective fundraising.

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Director of Development (Fundraising) 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.

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Directors of Fundraising Development who become Executive Directors may see a small rise in pay. On average, Executive Directors earn $74K per year.

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Popular Skills for Director of Development (Fundraising)


Directors of Fundraising Development seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Major Gifts Fundraising, Strategic Planning, and major gifts are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Event Planning and Customer Relationship Management. The majority of those who know Event Planning also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Development (Fundraising)

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


Directors of Fundraising Development do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Directors of Fundraising 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 $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,269

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Fundraising Development, 43 percent above the national average. Directors of Fundraising Development can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+39 percent), San Francisco (+32 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Workers in Cleveland and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Director of Development (Fundraising) Reviews

What is it like working as a Director of Development (Fundraising)?

Director of Development (Fundraising) in Dayton:
"Dedicated Nonprofit professional."
Pros: Building relationships. Making a positive impact. Diversity of job.
Cons: Pay.

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Experience Affects Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

People Management
up arrow 18%

Major Gifts Fundraising
up arrow 12%


major gifts
up arrow 5%

Fundraising
up arrow 2%

Grant Management
0%

National Average
$65,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Grant Writing
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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