Major Gifts Officer Salary

A Major Gifts Officer earns an average salary of $64,533 per year. A skill in Event Planning is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$48,110 - $88,858
$48K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,360
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50%
90%

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$20.64 - $40.22
$36
MEDIAN: $36.00
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$0$90K
Salary $48,110 - $88,858
Bonus $0.00 - $13,787
Profit Sharing $0.00
Total Pay (?
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).
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$48,334 - $90,194
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 415
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $36.00
Overtime $0.00
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $0.00 - $13,787
Profit Sharing $0.00
Total Pay (?
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).
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$48,334 - $90,194
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Major Gifts Officer

The purpose of a major gifts officer is to target possible donors for substantial donations to an organization and to solicit them for a large donation. In many cases, the process includes taking the potential donor to lunch, allowing him or her to meet with members on the board of directors, and demonstrating to the person why the company would benefit from their donation. Some of this job can take place in an office, such as sending emails and making phone calls to potential donors, but it also involves traveling to meet with targets donors.

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Major Gifts Officer Tasks

  • Coordinates and executes strategic plans and programs that increase fundraising capacity.
  • Records budget data including income and expense information.
  • Recruits, trains, and delegates volunteers for fundraising events.
  • Oversees the communication with donors and potential donors.

Common Career Paths for Major Gifts Officer


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Popular Employer Salaries for Major Gifts Officer

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Pay by Experience Level for Major Gifts Officer

Pay by Experience for a Major Gifts Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Major Gifts Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 206 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Major Gifts Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Major Gifts Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 106 salaries. A Major Gifts Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,643

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Key Stats for Major Gifts Officer

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Major Gifts Officer Salaries

▲24%

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$65,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Major Gifts Officer Salaries

Event Planning
▲11%

▲2%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
$65,000


Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
▼2%


Donor Relations
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%
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