Senior Major Gifts Officer Salary

Senior Major Gifts Officers in the United States take home an average $81K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Female Senior Major Gifts Officers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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MEDIAN: $81,492
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$54,879 - $111,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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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Senior Major Gifts Officers who move into a Director of Fundraising Development role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Directors of Fundraising Development earn $61K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Major Gifts Officer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Major Gifts Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Major Gifts Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $84,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Senior Major Gifts Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 34 salaries. A Senior 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 $88,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Major Gifts Officer

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Senior Major Gifts Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$81,000

Experienced
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 2%
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