Donor Relations Manager Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Donor Relations Managers — roughly two-thirds, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $44K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Donor Relations Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Work is enjoyable for Donor Relations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage.

$33,926 - $63,385
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,629
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$12.34 - $25.27
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
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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$32,107 - $63,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $25.27  
   
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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$32,107 - $63,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 show that Donor Relations Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Donor Relations, Fundraising, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grant Writing, Database Management & Reporting, and Event Planning. Those educated in Fundraising tend to be well versed in 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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. For Donor Relations Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Donor Relations Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $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 31%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Event Management
up arrow 14%

Donor Relations
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000

Fundraising
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Event Planning
up arrow 11%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 13%

Grant Writing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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