Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Median pay for Directors of Non-Profit Development in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $62K annually. Total cash compensation to Directors of Non-Profit Development ranges from $40K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Non-Profit Development, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Female Directors of Non-Profit Development make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,122 - $100,176
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$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,660
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$13.33 - $37.90
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MEDIAN: $21.97
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$0$100K
Salary $40,122 - $100,176
Bonus $0.00 - $10,191
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,174
Commission $2,000
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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$39,792 - $100,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,354
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.33 - $37.90
Overtime $0.00 - $45.69
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,191
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,174
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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$39,792 - $100,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

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Job Description for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization

In a non-profit organization, the director of development (or development director) is responsible for ensuring that the organization has necessary funding to function. This means the director of development creates and implements a fundraising plan detailing how the organization can obtain financial support; often, the plan identifies sources such as individual investors, grants, charitable events, marketing opportunities, and corporate investors. The fundraising plan also contains strategies to successfully build a large donor base and ensure effective fundraising. The director of development then reports this plan to the other senior leadership and the organization’s board of directors. At a small nonprofit organization, the director of development may be required to personally solicit donors, be responsible for the organization’s branding, and play a large role in the organization’s public relations strategies. At a large nonprofit organization, the director of development most likely oversees a development team which they would be responsible for staffing and maintaining.

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Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • May also be responsible for the financial condition of the organization along with business development.
  • Oversees fundraising: write grants, research foundations and corporations, and oversee or implement other fundraising strategies.

Common Career Paths for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization


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It's not very common for Directors of Non-Profit Development to move on to become VPs of Marketing, Communications, & Development. Average pay for a VP of Marketing, Communications, & Development is $112K annually. It is more probable, however, that Directors of Non-Profit Development become Non-Profit Executive Directors or Directors of Fundraising Development.

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization


Habitat For Humanity, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), The Salvation Army, Special Olympics, Inc., and YMCA are among the top companies that take on many Directors of Non-Profit Development. Although The Salvation Army leads the field in pay with a median salary of $85K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $33K on the low end all the way up to $148K at the top. Soaring salaries can also be found at The Arthritis Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, and United Way, where earnings of $67K, $66K, or $59K are standard for Directors of Non-Profit Development.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) ($49K), YMCA ($51K), and Boy Scouts of America ($52K).

Popular Skills for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization


Directors of Non-Profit Development report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Proposal Writing, Project Management, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Event Planning, and Media / Public Relations. For most people, competency in Event Planning indicates knowledge of Grant Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization

Pay by Experience for a Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 843 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 939 salaries. An experienced Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 859 salaries. A Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 315 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,268

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

Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Directors of Non-Profit Development in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Non-Profit Development can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+39 percent), New York (+37 percent), Los Angeles (+35 percent), and Boston (+23 percent). The lowest-paying market is Kansas City, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (14 percent lower) and Seattle (6 percent lower).

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization?

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in Baltimore:
"Oversee all fundraising activities."
Pros: Interacting with people.
Cons: Pressure of raising operating budget.

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in Mobile:
Pros: Flexible hours.
Cons: Stress.

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in Mobile:
Pros: Flexible hours.
Cons: Office conditions.

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in Tallahassee:
"The Joy of Making a Difference."
Pros: The most rewarding aspect of working for a non-profit agency is fulfilling the mission to create a better world. It is a joy getting to know all walks of life in the pursuit to make a change for the better in the lives of those in need. I enjoy attacking a challenge and seeing the hard work pay off.
Cons: The most challenging part of non-profit work is know that you will not be able to help everyone. It is very heartbreaking to see people slip through the cracks and you cannot do anything about it. I want to save everyone, but it is just not feasible.

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in San Diego:
"Creating Change."
Pros: I like that I am learning about my community, engaging youth to develop a sense of civic engagement through the arts. I see the satisfaction of girls and boys learning about the creative process while developing a sense of self-confidence and self-awareness. I love developing funds to furthering our mission and creating positive social change.
Cons:

Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in Crown Point:
Pros: The team of associates I work with are amazing. We all work well together and have great communication. I love being able to find an investor who shares our vision and mission in helping people.
Cons: The time and hours and not being able to work from home when needed. Having corporate level restraints on smaller decision making situations.

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Key Stats for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 370 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲21%

▲16%

▲1%

National Average
$62,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salaries





National Average
$62,000

Fundraising
▼1%


Organizational Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 370 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 17%
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