Donor Relations Manager Salary

An average Donor Relations Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Donor Relations Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. 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.

$35,419 - $66,780
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$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,343
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$12.85 - $28.05
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MEDIAN: $19.64
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$0$66K
Salary $35,419 - $66,780
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
Total Pay (?
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$34,702 - $65,802
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 164
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.85 - $28.05
Overtime $30.52
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
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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$34,702 - $65,802
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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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


Donor Relations Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication and Event Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 6 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 proficient in Fundraising are, more often than not, also skilled in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Donor Relations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Donor Relations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Donor Relations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Donor Relations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Donor Relations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 29 salaries. A Donor Relations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,932

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Donor Relations Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Donor Relations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+11 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+5 percent), and Washington (+2 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Chicago and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Donor Relations Manager Reviews

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
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲26%

Event Management
▲6%

National Average
$48,000



▼4%

Grant Writing
▼8%

Marketing Communications
▼9%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼14%

Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
▼14%

Event Planning
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 16%
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