Donor Relations Director Salary

Women account for the majority of Donor Relations Directors in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $58K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,750 - $97,121
$42K
$58K
$97K
MEDIAN: $58,400
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Salary $41,750 - $97,121
Bonus $1,000
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$40,223 - $96,504
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Donor Relations Director

Most of the time, donor relations directors work for nonprofit organizations. They are responsible for strategic plans related to all aspects of fundraising, donor recognition programs, events for major donor societies, and public events related to fundraising. They manage and oversee the staff of their department. They must conduct performance evaluations in a timely manner and provide timely feedback to their staff.

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Donor Relations Director Tasks

  • Devise, direct, and drive activities to foster positive image with fundraising communities and the public.
  • Cultivate and grow relationships with increasing numbers and diversity of donors.
  • Collaborate with operations departments to ensure efficient and innovative use of donations.
  • Create and present annual stewardship reports to stakeholders.

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Pay by Experience Level for Donor Relations Director

Pay by Experience for a Donor Relations Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Donor Relations Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Donor Relations Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Donor Relations Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 16 salaries. A Donor Relations Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Donor Relations Director

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Donor Relations Director Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$58,000

Late-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Donor Relations Director Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$58,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%
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