Donor Relations Manager Salary

Average Donor Relations Managers in the United States make around $45K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Donor Relations Managers who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. Most Donor Relations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$33,750 - $63,812

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$12.31 - $25.68

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,750 - $63,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
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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$32,081 - $63,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $29.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
   
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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$32,081 - $63,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Donor Relations, Fundraising, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Writing, Database Management & Reporting, and Event Planning. Those familiar with Fundraising also tend to know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Donor Relations Manager

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


For Donor Relations Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. Donor Relations Managers bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $54K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Event Management
up arrow 15%

Donor Relations
up arrow 5%

Fundraising
0%

National Average
$44,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%

Event Planning
up arrow 9%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 13%

Grant Writing
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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