Donor Relations Director Salary

Most Donor Relations Directors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $60K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,500 - $93,830
$42K
$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $59,754
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$42,500 - $93,830  
   
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$40,268 - $93,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Donor Relations Director Salaries

▲18%

▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Late-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Donor Relations Director Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲16%

▲3%

National Average
$59,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 7%
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