Major Gifts Director Salary

Pay for Major Gifts Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $84K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. There are more female Major Gifts Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Major Gifts Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$56,104 - $117,436
MEDIAN: $83,747

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$56,104 - $117,436  
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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).
$55,747 - $118,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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.

Major Gifts Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $81K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $82K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Major Gifts Director with more than 20 years of experience can earn $90K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


66 %
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%