Senior Major Gifts Officer Salary

Senior Major Gifts Officers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $61K to $120K per year, median earnings come to $86K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Female Senior Major Gifts Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The majority of Senior Major Gifts Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,153 - $117,733
MEDIAN: $85,864

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$61,303 - $119,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Job Description for Senior Major Gifts Officer

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

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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.

Senior Major Gifts Officers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $74K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $88K. On average, Senior Major Gifts Officers make $90K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $91K.

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Experience Affects Senior Major Gifts Officer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


72 %
28 %

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: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 4%