Entry-Level Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary

Entry-Level Directors of Fundraising Development pull down an average of $58K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,841 - $82,097
$37K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $57,842
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$13.28 - $73.40
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MEDIAN: $20.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,841 - $82,097  
   
Bonus
$975 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$35,750 - $83,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $73.40  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$975 - $10,067  
   
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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$35,750 - $83,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Development (Fundraising) in Ames:
`"$Relationship-building position and industry."`
Relationships are very important, but it takes time to build them. Must have knowledge of higher education and be willing to travel. It's great to build your own travel schedule, but you will be on the road.

Director of Development (Fundraising) in Walla Walla:
`"$Work Can Be Stressful."`
Make sure you fully understand the expectations. Don't get caught in the trap of working too much at home or weekends.

Key Stats for Director of Development (Fundraising)

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
38%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

Major Gifts Fundraising
▲9%

Donor Relations
▲5%

Strategic Planning
▲4%

Grant Management
▲4%

National Average
$58,000

Fundraising
▼4%

Marketing Communications
▼4%

Grant Writing
▼11%

Event Planning
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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