Major Gifts Director Salary

Major Gifts Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $92K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Major Gifts Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Major Gifts Directors (53 percent) survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$66,256 - $124,866
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$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,710
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Salary $66,256 - $124,866
Bonus $8,000
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$64,812 - $126,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

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Job Description for Major Gifts Director

Non-profit organizations like charities, schools, and colleges often depend on sizeable financial gifts from well-to-do donors, which allow these groups to address short- and long-term needs, plans, and goals. Many non-profit organizations rely on a major gifts director to serve as the “face” of the organization and meet with potential donors and supporters to express their needs, explain goals, and gain support for the organization’s mission.

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Pay by Experience Level for Major Gifts Director

Pay by Experience for a Major Gifts Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Major Gifts Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Major Gifts Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Major Gifts Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 24 salaries. A Major Gifts Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Major Gifts Director

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Major Gifts Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Major Gifts Director Salaries

National Average
$92,000

▼1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 7%
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