Major Gifts Director Salary

Major Gifts Directors in the United States pull down an average of $91K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Major Gifts Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. For the most part, Major Gifts Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$62,910 - $128,227
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MEDIAN: $90,944
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$62,910 - $130,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 many Major Gifts Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Major Gifts Directors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $85K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $88K. On average, Major Gifts Directors make $100K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $106K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Key Stats for Major Gifts Director

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Major Gifts Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲9%

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 5 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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