Senior Major Gifts Officer Salary

About two in three of Senior Major Gifts Officers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $61K to $120K per year, but median earnings come to around $87K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Senior Major Gifts Officers making up 70 percent. Most Senior Major Gifts Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,812 - $118,514
(Median)
$60K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,993
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Salary
$59,812 - $118,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,740  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $6,000  
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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$60,910 - $120,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $79K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $88K. Senior Major Gifts Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $91K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Senior Major Gifts Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 3%
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