Donor Relations Manager Salary

Earnings for Donor Relations Managers in the United States come in at around $47K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Donor Relations Managers (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,119 - $65,820
$34K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,059
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$12.28 - $26.18
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$26
MEDIAN: $18.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,119 - $65,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$31,673 - $64,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $26.18  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$31,673 - $64,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Donor Relations Manager

Donor relations managers are tasked with expanding the pool of benefactors for an organization using a variety of marketing techniques, such as social media, television, and print. They are also responsible for maintaining the flow of contributions and overseeing how contributions are received and utilized.

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Donor Relations Manager Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Donor Relations Manager


Donor Relations Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Event Management, and Donor Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Event Planning, Customer Relationship Management, and Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software. For most people, competency in Fundraising indicates knowledge of Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Donor Relations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Donor Relations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Donor Relations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Donor Relations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Donor Relations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 29 salaries. A Donor Relations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,559

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Donor Relations Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Donor Relations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+17 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). In Indianapolis, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Chicago and 7 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Donor Relations Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Donor Relations Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲16%

▲12%

National Average
$46,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲33%

Event Management
▲11%



▲1%

National Average
$46,000

Grant Writing
▼3%


Marketing Communications
▼5%

Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
▼9%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼10%

Event Planning
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 13%