Senior Major Gifts Officers in the United States take home approximately $84K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Senior Major Gifts Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women make up the vast majority of Senior Major Gifts Officers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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MEDIAN: $83,509
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Senior Major Gifts Officer

Senior major gifts officers are responsible for coordinating fundraising, receiving donations, and completing administrative tasks for their organizations, as well as contacting prospective donors, conducting annual events to recognize the organization's efforts, and brainstorming ideas for short-and long-term strategies to increase brand-recognition and loyalty.

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Senior Major Gifts Officer Tasks

  • Manages a portfolio of individual, company, and organization donors.
  • Cultivates relationships with current donors through a series of in-person visits and solicitations.
  • Develops plans to secure gifts from new sources.

Common Career Paths for Senior Major Gifts Officer


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As Senior Major Gifts Officers make advancements to positions like Director of Fundraising Development, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Directors of Fundraising Development make $61K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Major Gifts Officer

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $68K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $87K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Major Gifts Officers make a median salary of $87K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $90K on average.

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Key Stats for Senior Major Gifts Officer

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
048
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Senior Major Gifts Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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