Median pay for Donor Relations Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $47K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Donor Relations Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,498 - $66,377
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$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,749
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$12.32 - $25.91
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MEDIAN: $18.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,498 - $66,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$31,790 - $65,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.32 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
   
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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$31,790 - $65,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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


Survey results imply that Donor Relations Managers deploy 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, 12 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Event Planning, Customer Relationship Management, and Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software. 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 many Donor Relations Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $58K.

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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
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 33%

Event Management
up arrow 12%



Fundraising
0%

National Average
$45,000

Grant Writing
up arrow 3%


Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 9%

Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
up arrow 9%

Event Planning
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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