Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Director of Development (Fundraising) is $61,191 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are People Management, Grant Management, and Strategic Planning. 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) Total Pay (?
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$39,867 - $97,739
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MEDIAN: $61,191
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Director of Development (Fundraising) Total Pay (?
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$13.11 - $40.13
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,867 - $97,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,189  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,577  
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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$39,503 - $98,462  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $40.13  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,189  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,577  
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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$39,503 - $98,462  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,175
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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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Experience Affects Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

People Management
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Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%
Grant Writing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$61,000
Event Planning
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Gender
Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%
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