Average Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary

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The average salary for a Director of Development (Fundraising) is $72,810.
MEDIAN $72,810
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$47k - $111k
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$46k - $112k

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Job Description for Director of Development (Fundraising)

Director of Development (Fundraising) 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Director of Development (Fundraising)

The top respondents for the job title Director of Development (Fundraising) are from the companies American Heart Association, University of Nebraska Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at University of Nebraska Foundation where the average pay is $83,116. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Inc. pays the lowest at around $62,583.

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Popular Skills for Director of Development (Fundraising)

Skills in Donor Relations, Major Gifts Fundraising and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning and Fundraising.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Development (Fundraising)

An entry-level Director of Development (Fundraising) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,737 based on 61 salaries. An early career Director of Development (Fundraising) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,888 based on 433 salaries. A mid-career Director of Development (Fundraising) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,850 based on 688 salaries. An experienced Director of Development (Fundraising) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,408 based on 682 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,997.
Employees with Director of Development (Fundraising) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 38.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (36.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (27.5% more).

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