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.
|Salary||$54,879 - $111,787|
|Total Pay (||$54,879 - $111,787|
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.Read More...
Senior major gifts officers use a personal computer to research market trends and contact current and potential donors, and they also create invitations and progress reports based on their daily interactions. Interpersonal skills are important in this position to provide a good image of their organization, and they also respond to event questions and provide guidance for donor programs. Multitasking skills are important in this position to participate in a variety of gift programs and initiatives, and they typically work in an office environment during regular business hours.
These senior officers are also responsible for reviewing and verifying that budgets are within their estimated values, identifying individuals for fundraising objectives, completing donor forms, and sending tax-related information at the end of the year. They also fill out administrative documents, keep copies for future reference, and prioritize cultivation and promotion of distinguished clients.
A bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience as a gifts officer is also required by most employers. Industry and leadership certifications are also helpful.
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.
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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