$111,287
Avg. Salary
$34.60
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,879

Bonus

$12,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chief Development Officer (CDO) is $34.60 per hour.

The average pay for a Chief Development Officer (CDO) is $111,287 per year.

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MEDIAN $111,287
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$0$204K
Salary $71,137 - $187,727
Bonus $0.00 - $67,447
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $75,503
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$71,332 - $204,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 512
Hourly Data $0$173
Hourly Rate $18.12 - $174
Annual Data $0$204K
Bonus $0.00 - $67,447
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $75,503
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$71,332 - $204,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Chief Development Officer (CDO)

The chief development officer plays an important role in most non-profit companies and organizations related to coordinating volunteers and funding. It is typically a high-ranking executive position. This individual is tasked with the responsibility of seeing to an organization’s development and success. The chief development officer, or CDO, most commonly works under the CEO, or chief executive officer. The CDO also works mainly with the development board.

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Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tasks
  • Plan, coordinate and assure implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions in support of the organization.
  • Ensure that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization's values, mission, vision and plans.
  • Recommend short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization's values, mission and objectives.
  • Maintain accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.
  • Participate in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning for the organization.

Chief Development Officer (CDO) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Development Officer (CDO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Development Officer (CDO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Development Officer (CDO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Development Officer (CDO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Chief Development Officer (CDO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 133 salaries. A Chief Development Officer (CDO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

National Average: $113,363

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Chief Development Officers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 62 percent above the national average. Chief Development Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and San Francisco (+15 percent). Chief Development Officers in New Orleans report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 33 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (33 percent lower) and Indianapolis (23 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Chief Development Officer (CDO)

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Chief Development Officer (CDO) Salaries

▲25%

National Average
$113,000

▼1%

▼18%

Entry-Level
▼36%

Skills That Affect Chief Development Officer (CDO) Salaries



National Average
$113,000

▼3%


Media / Public Relations
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%