Average Major Gifts Directors in the United States make around $89K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Major Gifts Directors. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Major Gifts Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $87K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $87K. On average, Major Gifts Directors make $93K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Major Gifts Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $96K.

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Key Stats for Major Gifts Director

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Major Gifts Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Major Gifts Director Salaries

Fundraising
0%

National Average
$90,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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