Senior Major Gifts Officer Salary

Senior Major Gifts Officers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below two-thirds of Senior Major Gifts Officers. Pay fluctuates from $61K to $120K per year, but expected earnings average $87K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Senior Major Gifts Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Senior Major Gifts Officers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$60,285 - $117,752
MEDIAN: $86,934

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$60,285 - $117,752  
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$61,462 - $119,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Senior Major Gifts Officers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $77K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $89K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Senior Major Gifts Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $91K. Senior Major Gifts Officers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


68 %
32 %

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%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 4%