Donor Relations Manager Salary

For Donor Relations Managers, yearly average wages total $46K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Donor Relations Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Donor Relations Managers who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.

$34,550 - $64,650
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,778
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$12.19 - $26.27
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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

  • 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 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 34 percent, 12 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


Donor Relations Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $48K. Donor Relations Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $58K, 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 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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