Donor Relations Manager Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Donor Relations Managers (close to two-thirds) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $44K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up the vast majority of Donor Relations Managers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,926 - $63,385
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,739
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$12.31 - $25.68
(Median)
$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,926 - $63,385  
   
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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$32,087 - $64,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$9.75 - $28.19  
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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$32,087 - $64,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Survey results suggest that Donor Relations Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Donor Relations, Project Management, and Fundraising are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Event Planning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Grant Writing and Database Management & Reporting also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Fundraising indicates knowledge of 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $42K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $46K. Donor Relations Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. 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 30%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Event Management
up arrow 14%

Donor Relations
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Fundraising
0%

National Average
$44,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 13%

Grant Writing
up arrow 14%

Event Planning
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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