Director of Alumni Relations Salary

Directors of Alumni Relations in the United States can expect wages of $60K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Alumni Relations making up 76 percent. For the most part, Directors of Alumni Relations enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$42,310 - $89,639
$42K
$60K
$90K
MEDIAN: $59,986
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Salary $42,310 - $89,639
Bonus $2,000
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$41,102 - $89,336
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 154

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Job Description for Director of Alumni Relations

Directors of alumni relations are responsible for managing the relationship between a university and its alumni. They serve as a liaison between the university community and its graduates. A major duty of directors of alumni relations is the creation of a variety of events for alumni, such as homecoming weekends, networking dinners, and class reunions. This job requires varying hours, including nights and weekends, to best fit the schedules of the alumni. A director of alumni relations has to be comfortable with the cultivation of donors and general fundraising activities. In addition to working with alumni, directors of alumni relations must coordinate their activities with all the other departments of the university, from the president’s office to campus security.

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Director of Alumni Relations Tasks

  • Manage college/university relations with alumni and represent alumni to school administrators.
  • Plan and run special events for alumni and work to increase alumni involvement at the school.
  • Develop and implement fundraising campaigns aimed at alumni.
  • Maintain and update alumni directory information.
  • Oversee administration and budget of the office of alumni affairs.

Common Career Paths for Director of Alumni Relations


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For Directors of Alumni Relations, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Directors of Alumni Relations earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Director of Non-Profit Development.

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Popular Skills for Director of Alumni Relations


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Communications, and Fundraising are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing, Event Management, and Oral / Verbal Communication. It is often found that people who know Event Planning are also skilled in Marketing Communications and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Alumni Relations

Pay by Experience for a Director of Alumni Relations has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Alumni Relations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Alumni Relations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Director of Alumni Relations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 40 salaries. A Director of Alumni Relations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Director of Alumni Relations

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Director of Alumni Relations Salaries

▲23%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$60,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Director of Alumni Relations Salaries

Project Management
▲17%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲16%

▼0%


National Average
$60,000


People Management
▼1%

Strategic Planning
▼8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼9%

Event Management
▼11%

Social Media Marketing
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 4%
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