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Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Director of Development (Fundraising) is $61,456 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are People Management, major gifts, and Grant Management. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary (?
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$40,071 - $98,484
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MEDIAN: $61,455
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Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary (?
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$13.18 - $35.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,071 - $98,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,082  
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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$39,903 - $99,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,078
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,082  
   
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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$39,903 - $99,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Development (Fundraising)

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Miami
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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St. Louis
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Seattle
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National Average
$61,000
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Experience Affects Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

People Management
up arrow 25%
major gifts
up arrow 12%
Grant Writing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$61,000
Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%
Event Planning
up arrow 3%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 13%