Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary

For Directors of Fundraising Development, yearly average wages total $64K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Fundraising Development making up 75 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,841 - $100,642

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$13.59 - $39.45

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,841 - $100,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,979  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $11,179  
Total Pay (?
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$40,580 - $101,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 996
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $11,179  
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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$40,580 - $101,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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

  • Develops public relations programs to promote fundraising.
  • Oversees research, identification, and preparation of fundraising proposals.
  • Develops long-range fundraising strategies and programs to solicit funding.
  • Evaluates the organization's future financial goals and needs.

Common Career Paths for Director of Development (Fundraising)


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At the upper end, Directors of Fundraising Development who move into an Executive Director role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $73K per year. Directors of Fundraising Development most often move into positions as Directors of Non-Profit Development or Non-Profit Executive Directors. Directors of Non-Profit Development actually earn $10K less on average, however, and Non-Profit Executive Directors earn $4K less per year than Directors of Fundraising Development do.

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Popular Skills for Director of Development (Fundraising)


Survey results suggest that Directors of Fundraising Development put a wide range of professional skills to use. Lucky workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Major Gifts and Strategic Planning are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 21 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Relationship Management and Event Planning. Most people experienced in 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Fundraising Development make a median salary of $73K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $81K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 40 percent, Directors of Fundraising Development in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Fundraising Development can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+33 percent), Boston (+28 percent), Washington (+23 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Charlotte and 4 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
$64,000


Skills That Affect Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

People Management
up arrow 21%


major gifts
up arrow 8%

Grant Management
up arrow 3%

Fundraising
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Grant Writing
up arrow 2%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%
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