Donor Relations Director Salary

Most Donor Relations Directors in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $59K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,094 - $96,136
$45K
$59K
$96K
MEDIAN: $59,411
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$45,094 - $96,136  
   
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$983  
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$41,459 - $95,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $59K. Donor Relations Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $56K.

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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
25%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Donor Relations Director Salaries

▲19%

▲1%

National Average
$59,000

Late-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Donor Relations Director Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲17%

▲4%

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
25%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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