Donor Relations Manager Salary

Donor Relations Managers in the United States pull down an average of $46K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Donor Relations Managers are female. Most Donor Relations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,550 - $64,650
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,778
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$12.19 - $26.27
(Median)
$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,550 - $64,650  
   
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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$32,575 - $64,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $26.27  
   
Overtime
$27.55  
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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$32,575 - $64,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Donor Relations Manager

Donor relations managers are responsible for all facets of fundraising, including setting and meeting fundraising goals by attracting contributions and winning grants. Donor relations managers must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to trigger giving behavior from individuals and corporations alike, and a passion for the cause and administrative skills are also important for success.

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Donor Relations Manager Tasks

  • 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 seem to wield many 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 34 percent, 12 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Grant Writing, Database Management & Reporting, and Event Planning. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $42K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $48K on average. Donor Relations Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. As Donor Relations Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in 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%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 34%

Event Management
up arrow 12%


Fundraising
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 9%

Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
up arrow 9%


Event Planning
up arrow 10%

Grant Writing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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