Senior Major Gifts Officer Salary

For Senior Major Gifts Officers, annual average wages total $82K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Senior Major Gifts Officers is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The vast majority (85 percent) of Senior Major Gifts Officers who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $81,860
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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 may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Director of Fundraising Development. That position usually brings in $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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $67K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $84K. Senior Major Gifts Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $88K on average.

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Key Stats for Senior Major Gifts Officer

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Senior Major Gifts Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$82,000

Experienced
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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