Major Gifts Director Salary

The average Major Gifts Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $84K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Major Gifts Directors (66 percent) who took the survey are women.

$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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Job skills reported by Major Gifts Directors are limited. Fundraising and Customer Relationship Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Customer Relationship Management and Fundraising are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Major Gifts Director

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $81K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $82K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Major Gifts Directors make a median salary of $86K. As Major Gifts Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $90K.

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Experience Affects Major Gifts Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Major Gifts Director Salaries

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National Average

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%