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Donor Relations Manager Salary

Commissions form a big slice (approximately two-thirds) of total compensation for Donor Relations Managers. The median income in this area hovers around $45K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Donor Relations Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Donor Relations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$34,267 - $63,478
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63K
MEDIAN: $45,210
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$12.90 - $27.14
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,267 - $63,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,897  
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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$33,307 - $64,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $27.14  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,897  
   
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).
)
$33,307 - $64,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Donor Relations Manager

  • Recruits and trains volunteers for events.
  • Manages the development of projects that attract funding.
  • Manages the identification and cultivation of potential donors.
  • Oversees press releases and announcements necessary for event success.

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Popular Skills for Donor Relations Manager


Donor Relations Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Fundraising, Project Management, and Donor Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Database Management & Reporting, Grant Writing, and Customer Relationship Management. The majority of those who know Fundraising also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Donor Relations Manager

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


Donor Relations Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $47K. Donor Relations Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $58K.

Donor Relations Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Donor Relations Manager?
Donor Relations Manager in Marshall:
"Overworked-Constantly Understaffed."
Pros: I like the work but the pay stinks.
Cons: The work load is too heavy for the pay with all the consistent other duties assigned.

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Experience Affects Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Event Management
up arrow 9%


Project Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000

Donor Relations
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 16%

Grant Writing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%