Earnings for Entry-Level Directors of Fundraising Development come in at around $56K per year on average. Female Entry-Level Directors of Fundraising Development make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Directors of Fundraising Development like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,819 - $79,782
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,708
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$14.68 - $75.00
(Median)
$15
$22
$75
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,819 - $79,782  
   
Bonus
$970 - $5,106  
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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$35,172 - $81,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $75.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $5,106  
   
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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$35,172 - $81,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Director of Development (Fundraising) Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Director of Development (Fundraising) Salaries

Major Gifts Fundraising
up arrow 10%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%

Grant Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$55,000

Grant Writing
up arrow 2%

Fundraising
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Donor Relations
up arrow 5%

Event Planning
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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