Entry-Level Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Directors of Fundraising Development come in at around $58K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,939 - $83,678
$37K
$58K
$84K
MEDIAN: $58,431
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$14.00 - $61.25
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$61
MEDIAN: $17.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,939 - $83,678  
   
Bonus
$985 - $10,365  
Total Pay (?
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$35,433 - $84,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $61.25  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$985 - $10,365  
   
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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$35,433 - $84,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Director of Development (Fundraising) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Development (Fundraising) in New York:
"Know your worth."
Invest the organization to see what resources are in place ( staff support) and ask employer would be open to expanding your team to get addition support.

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
39%
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Skills That Affect Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

Major Gifts Fundraising
▲8%

Strategic Planning
▲3%

Donor Relations
▲3%

Grant Management
▲3%

National Average
$58,000

Fundraising
▼5%

Marketing Communications
▼5%

Grant Writing
▼12%

Event Planning
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 14%
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